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Mama, you are not alone. 

In Parenting by deepthinkmom0 Comments

Trigger warning: mention of child loss.  As we were driving home from the coast today, we passed a car pulled over to the side of the road. We saw a mama lift her infant out of the car, hold the baby close to her, and start to rock her.  Mama, you encouraged me to share this note of love.  To …

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Free-Grazing Kids: A Way to Do Food

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What is free-grazing, you ask? Basically when you don’t have any regulations on the food in your house. Regulations could be a set schedule of eating times, or only allowing certain foods at certain times. Or only allowing x to be eaten once y was eaten first. We mostly follow a free-grazing lifestyle because I have an extremely picky and …

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Why Coconut Is the Secret to a Longer Life

In Healthy Living by deepthinkmom0 Comments

All things coconut are often labeled as something for “crunchy” people (which is just silly). First of all, coconuts are a staple food in a lot of cultures around the world. Second, crunchy people are considered modern day hippies that care about what they put into their bodies, as well as what they put into the Earth. Do you hear how …

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A Disney Movie Review: Moana

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We watched Moana today for the first time. I know, I know. We are super late to the game. So here is my little review. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ll start with the good to dip your toes in gently. The Good Moana was inspiring. The heroine was a teen that also happened to be the Chief’s daughter. Her …

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The Art of Biting Your Tongue

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So I’ll start with some short stories that illustrate a need to bite your tongue sometimes… Story 1 My 6 year old, 2.5 year old and I are winding down for bed. Well, I was. They were running in circles on our giant family bed. As they sprint in circles, the littlest one falls over the blankets. Me: Oops, careful! …

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8 Ways to Cope with the Stress of Parenting

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Being a parent has so many positives. But with those positives comes a big dose of stress, chaos, and pressure. Parents have to sacrifice a lot more than they did pre-kid days; sleep, privacy, wants, and, a lot of times, needs. Finding a group of supportive people is an essential component to feeling a little bit sane when you spend day …

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You Know You’re A Breastfeeding Mom If…

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As breastfeeding mothers, we have some pretty, um, interesting experiences directly related to breastfeeding. I’ve been breastfeeding for a consecutive 6 years now and have experienced many of these. I wanted to share some moments that are a clear signal that you are winning at life. You know you’re a breastfeeding mom if…

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Is Your Child Struggling Socially?

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Have you ever witnessed your child struggling with their budding social life? They might not be accepted because they look different, or communicate in a different way. Perhaps they get picked on or pushed around. What about when a group of kids don’t want to accept a newcomer, and that newcomer is your child? What if your child doesn’t pick …

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A Book You Should Read If You Want a Successful Blog!

In Books, Business Tips by deepthinkmom0 Comments

Have you ever read those blog success stories that put stars in your eyes? The ones where bloggers have reached an incredibly huge audience; they have become influencers; they speak at conferences and inspire people; they also might make a lot of money. You may see fame, wealth, a community, a place to reach the masses about things that you …

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Foster Connection, Not Correction; Transforming Society

In Progressivism by deepthinkmom0 Comments

What if we lived in a society where connection, not correction, was the first line of “defense” against behaviors that weren’t acceptable? Let’s start with children and correction. This seems obvious, but it isn’t always, especially when you were raised in an authoritarian household. When our children behave a certain way, they do it because they are individuals with individual …