Category Archives: parenthood

Unplug. Play. Connect. Repeat.

Thankful for today. For family and friends near and far. Thankful to be surrounded by those I love and those who love us. A perfect day to unplug. Bask in the familiar sounds of family. To laugh, play, and connect with each other. To ditch our distractions and just be. Build a fort of pillows,…

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My kid is a lot like your kid

*This is a special guest post by mom and pediatrician, Dr. Abbie Smith* I am a fellow Dr. Mom like Melissa. I am slightly different from Melissa in that I have a child who just happens to have been born with Down syndrome. Since October is National Down syndrome awareness month we thought it would…

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In a parenting funk

This week has been funky. And not in a good way. I blame the time change, but then I think it’s more than that. We’re busy. The mornings are rushed. Afternoons crammed. Dinnertime haphazard. Bedtime a struggle. It’s a parenting funk. I miss my kids. We’re a bit disconnected and this leaves us all feeling…

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Crazy and funny truths about sleep and children

It’s Friday, and I’m in a let’s lighten up and laugh at ourselves sort of mood. Besides, we’d never make it through this parenting gig if we couldn’t find the humor in some of the stuff that we go through. Since we talked about sleep this week (lack of it, more specifically), I’ve gathered some…

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A Promise to Savor Summer

There are no guarantees in parenting, are there? As I reflect on my most recent post, tears swiftly come to the surface. I’m still filled with self doubt, guilt, and worry about how I reacted to my darling boy’s honest admissions. Tiny infractions by my six year old that filled me with so many conflicting…