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Mama’s Back To School Supply List

Mama's Back To School Supply List

These days, as a parent, “Back to School” means buying your kids stylish new outfits and a truckload worth of school supplies for the classroom collective. In terms of the latter, I’m waiting for the day when we’re asked to buy our kids their own desk and a new dress for the teacher. We spend the days before our children return to school running all over town like deranged chickens and ordering online into the wee hours of the morning,[...]

Pomegranate Cocktails

Pomegranate Cocktails

  These days, you don't have to work to enjoy pomegranate. If you hate peeling away layers of bitter white pith, you can purchase small containers of jeweled seeds at the market. And if you love the flavor of pomegranate but don't like dealing with all the seeds, you can buy bottles of pomegranate juice. There's something super satisfying, though, about working for your pomegranate seeds. Now's the time to gear up for getting your hands dirty, too, since pomegranate season runs September through February[...]

11 Ways to Let the Light Back In

11 Ways to Let the Light Back In

    Photo Credit: Depression at BigStock Photo I recently ended up in a crappy situation and had to scrape myself off rock bottom – possibly the rockiest bottom of depression I have ever encountered. I couldn’t stay like that, literally couldn’t live like that, so I deliberately and thoughtfully found a way to pull myself back up. The beautiful thing was that I did it, and it was hard but also not really that hard. It showed me that even in the[...]

Dressing to the Code

Dressing to the Code

    Photo Credit: Shoes on BigStock Photo Nothing riles up the Facebook like someone posting a photo of an unfair dress code “violation,” am I right? I see a lot of parents--mostly mothers--disgruntled about dress codes, and I understand their frustration. Like them, I get mad when I see posts about girls missing class time because they had a hole in the knee of their jeans or because their collarbone was showing. I fully agree with the sentiment that it seems that girls are[...]

Raising Healthy Daughters

Raising Healthy Daughters

    Photo Credit: Mom and Daughter on BigStock Photo Last month, my best friend came to me with concerns about EVERYONE calling her two-year-old daughter “pretty.” Her concern was that “I feel like the world only notices her looks and is trying to place value on her outward appearance rather than her real strengths.” I can imagine people telling my friend and her daughter that they should just relax because they got the long end of the stick.  However, I have spent most of my professional life working with children[...]

Before He Starts Kindergarten

Before He Starts Kindergarten

Three years ago, I thought nothing would be more difficult, more heart-wrenching, more anxiety-inducing than sending my oldest son to kindergarten. Three years ago, I didn't know that I'd be sending my second son to kindergarten in a skirt. But here we are, the start of school and the butterflies have taken over my stomach. I know, I know: He'll be fine. I know he'll be fine because he's right where he needs to be. I know he'll be fine because he will always,[...]

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