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Cereal Box Shapes – Breakfast reused

Boston and I like to save boxes and make them into stuff.  Volcanoes, rockets, jails, superhero fortresses, the possibilities are endless.  This usually just entails some construction paper, stickers, glue, and scissors. However, we started getting a little on the “hoarder” side of things, so we came up with a different idea to knock out… Continue reading Cereal Box Shapes – Breakfast reused

love · Mother's Musings

The Keepers

I don’t think I will ever stop watching the music video “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran on repeat.  (Watch the video here.)  He did not write it about a Mother’s love, but the music video shows clips of Sheeran as a young baby, a toddler, a teenager, and an adult.  So many small, beautiful moments of his… Continue reading The Keepers

Mother's Musings · The Educated Parent

How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

I have some very deep feeling children. Maybe every mother says that? Do you also have deep feelers? My oldest feels IN LOVE when she meets a new friend and if I accidentally embarrass her there are tears for days. My toddler is a whole new world of emotions. When she got too angry a… Continue reading How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

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Don’t try to be a good mom

  Brene Brown has given many famous TED talks, written books, and been interviewed about her research on shame, courage, and vulnerability.  Her interview with Tim Ferriss (here) was so inspirational I listened to it twice in a row. I have long sense thrown in the towel for trying to be the “perfect mom” (I wrote… Continue reading Don’t try to be a good mom

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The most powerful tool parents have

We innately crave the love of our mother’s very deeply.  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  I have even realized that I still do things to this day in hopes of impressing her, or even winning MORE of that love.  I recently read Siblings Without Rivalry, and I highly recommend it to all… Continue reading The most powerful tool parents have