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My kids are allowed screen time, and that’s okay.

A few things happened all in the same week that made me decide I want to share my perspective on screen time. A delivery guy at work stopped me to tell me he sure hopes I don’t let me kids use screens. Side note: I work in an office, not around kids. I’m not sure… Continue reading My kids are allowed screen time, and that’s okay.

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Why We Keep Birthdays Simple

Both of my kids have summer birthdays. That combined with Father’s Day, July 4th, and juggling a big extended family is causing me to have celebrations on the brain. My 4 year old son recently and unknowingly reminded me why we keep our holidays and birthdays simple: because right now we can. . . .… Continue reading Why We Keep Birthdays Simple

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Reflecting about Mother’s Day

I was having a beautiful Mother’s Day. Then I took a moment and scrolled through social media. (I know! Bad mom! Why did I do that?) I know Mother’s Day can be hard for those who have lost loved ones, who are struggling to conceive or adopt, or those with strained relationships. This was the first… Continue reading Reflecting about Mother’s Day

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A Discussion About our Kids and their Right to Online Privacy

Earlier this year I posted Let’s talk about our kids and their right to privacy. I posed the question what should and shouldn’t we be posting about our kids on our blogs and social media. My kids are still too young to ask for their stamp of approval before pressing that publish button. I was curious how… Continue reading A Discussion About our Kids and their Right to Online Privacy

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My Family’s Non-Bucket List Spring/Summer Bucket List

Okay here’s the thing. I HATE the term “bucket list” to describe things that are in fact not bucket lists. It’s just a weird personal pet peeve. I think of bucket lists as greater things you want to do before you die, like seeing the pyramids, instead of short term things you want to do,… Continue reading My Family’s Non-Bucket List Spring/Summer Bucket List

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Happy National Pet Day

I want to celebrate National Pet Day with a great big thank you to our two miniature dachshunds, Snickers and Dixie. They bring so much to our little family.   Thank you for the snuggles.   Thank you for being good sports.   Thank you for playing and road tripping.   Thank you for protecting us and… Continue reading Happy National Pet Day