Family Movie Night: More than a fun tradition

As you probably noticed if you keep up with my goal posts each month, one of my summer tending list items is the tradition of Family Movie Nights once a week during the summer….  Continue reading

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Final Year End Wrap up: Daughter, Family, and Delights

These final two focuses are hard to wrap up because obviously they are all subjects that are ongoing. I do, however, have a few thoughts on each of these subjects, especially since my daughter, my family, and finding delight took up most of my focus this past year. Continue reading

Not That Kind of Mom

I am far from the first person to point out that parents- but especially moms- are under a lot of pressure to have it all, do it all, and be it all. The superwoman complex is abundant and it is so easy for it to find its way under the skin of perfectionists and recovering perfectionists, but no one is immune! Continue reading

Parenting Lying Down

First of all, I promise all my posts aren’t going to be about my pregnancy the rest of the year, and I especially promise they won’t be about my struggle with being sick but I thought this one might be useful to some fellow parents out there….
Up until this summer, I was pretty strict with TV intake for my toddler. The first year of his life I would play music on youtube for him to listen to and dance with, but no TV. Around 18 months we started letting him watch about 20 minutes a day. I don’t think everyone needs to parent that way but I wanted to make sure we were getting out of the house as much as possible and not having TV as part of our regular routine. Continue reading