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Who’s Keeping Score?

Have you ever been through one of those seasons in life when you just can’t seem to get your head above water? Just being called “mom” likely puts you in…

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My inbox is constantly bombarded with invitations from my kids’ school.  Do my children want to join swimming, tennis, robotics, karate, soccer, chess, basketball, or baseball?  Some activities are free,…

Redefining Love

Three moms in the first four years of life would confuse any child. So there is little wonder that my son has a hard time understanding love—trust is an intricate…

A Resolution To Stop Cussing

Have you noticed the words teenagers use on Facebook? They know we’re watching. What do you think they’re saying when we aren’t? Perhaps most upsetting to me is how normalized profanity…

Words That Soothe

A few years ago I had an interesting conversation with my youngest daughter.  It truly isn’t unusual for us to have these scratch your head kind of conversations. She is…

How to Prevent Chores Gone Crazy

If you sing these words to the Jason Mraz song “I’m Yours,” you will see a glimpse into the Hawkins home — well, actually more like a glimpse into my husband’s…

Cherish Motherhood – A Tribute

The concept of “motherhood at all costs”…what one friend taught me about cherishing motherhood. Autumn grew up as the only child of a stay-at-home mom and father with a successful…

Ten Tips for Helping Your Children Through Grief Over Losing a Loved One

Talking to your children about death is never easy, but sooner or later, every family will get the sad news that a beloved family member or friend has died. Parents…

Waiting Until Your Kids Go to Sleep is Not a Good Sex Strategy for Your Marriage: Ask Dr. Jennifer

Dear Dr. Jennifer, When the kids were preschoolers, setting them up with a video and a snack bought my husband and I some time to escape to the bedroom. Now…

Being The “Different Mom”

I sat poolside among a few other moms, our bare feet dangling in the water. The hot sun beat down on the pavement as we chatted and kept tabs on…

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