Mary Poppins and Motherhood: Five Tips for Creating Magical Moments With Your Kids

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When I think about the perfect role model mother figure from the movies, I immediately think of Mary Poppins. She swoops in and gets the kids to clean, feed the birds, and love to laugh without any apparent effort. She lets difficult situations, like chimney smoke, take her to new…

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Autism Awareness to #LightitUpBlue – A Mom’s Perspective

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This year, Autism Awareness is more important than ever as we are processing my son's austism diagnosis and what it means for helping him plan for the future. Since April is World Autism Month, I’ve decided to #LightItUpBlue with Autism Speaks to increase
understanding and awareness of autism. The issue

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Seat Belt Safety as Important for Tweens as Infants

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The saying “there has never been a more important time than now” really rings true for car seat and tween seat belt safety in the car. I have 5 kids of my own – so not only is this an important topic to ME but I also understand how difficult…

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5 Things I’ve Learned from Parenting a Child with Autism

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Parenting a child, and now an adult, with autism has been a rollercoaster of a ride. It has been a challenging road that I never could have imagined for myself. Despite the challenges, I have learned more about myself and the world around us than I ever could have imagined.…

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Happy Couple: Exposing Your Children to a Healthy Relationship

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Making time for your spouse after dishes, carpools, dinner, more dishes, and laundry. By the time the tasks of the day are finished, there’s barely any time left to put up your feet and catch up on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Many busy moms crave those precious moments…

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Adopting a Child – Learning to Bond and Celebrate

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Although Riley's adoption took a year and 1/2 to finalize, he was living with us after only a few months of knowing him. We had full custody and guardianship by May 12th, 2013 after learning his name on February 12th, 2013. Late at night, I would scour the internet for…

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