Tag Archive: motherhood

Moments of magic amid ordinary days

So the other day we were sitting down for dinner, and my daughter suddenly blurted out…I’m going to be the best mom ever. I looked at her and smiled. So sweet. I indulge myself with reassuring thoughts that I  must be doing a pretty good job. She sees me and thinks, yeah…I want to be…

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An unwelcome detour turned into an unforgettable moment

**It’s that time of the year, when the Christmas rush starts to loom down on all of us. Stress can easily seep into what should be a more enjoyable time of year. But…it’s inevitable…there’s just so much to do. So…in my effort to bask in the holiday moments with my family, I thought I’d share…

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On Autism and the ever shifting landscape of parenthood

*A special guest post by mom and pediatrician, Dr. Denise Somsak.* Mom on Stand By The beginning of each school year is busy for all parents as we juggle not only the material needs of our children like new clothes, back packs, school supplies but also their emotional needs.  Are we too involved, too demanding,…

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Before I go to bed

I was thinking I should write about the new strain of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease that seems to be hitting our area pretty hard. Little ones coming in with fever, drooling, not wanting to eat, and the most distinctive and intense red, blistery rash that I’ve seen to date with regards to this viral…

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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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