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It's 2023, so why is there still a stigma around one-child households? In fact, a recent article was written for the Psychology Today website stating that families are shrinking. According to the PEW Research Center, the average American family has downsized...
Understanding Caregiver Fatigue I sat with my therapist a few years ago and tried to put into words not how I was feeling, but rather the unsettling absence of emotion that had crept into my care-taking role. I explained that...
On a cloudless day in June, you spot her. She’s chasing two blonde girls around the Ross Bridge splash pad. Her kids are just a bit older than yours. She looks over to her husband setting up towels on...
Character. Discipline. Focus. Approaching our inaugural season of peewee football, these were the things my husband and I knew football would help our son to understand. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find out it would also do something...
Subtle Shift from the Little Kid Phase I'm sure many will relate, but when my children were younger I rarely indulged and did things for the sake of my own personal fulfillment. Either I was zapped of energy or overstimulated...

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There’s no amount of parenting books that can prepare you for life as a mom. There are parenting gurus and motherhood influencers scouring social media, giving us a sneak peek of the life we think we may achieve, but even...

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They say making friends as an adult is hard, but nobody really prepares you for making friends as a mom. Who would think that after numerous school drop-offs, birthday party invitations, and chaperoning school trips that finding a sense of...
One thing you should know about my family is that we are pretty private. Strange, I know, since I am a writer and share about my son and our journey with his autism diagnosis in blog posts and on...
The Need for Connection Being a mom is tough. Doing it while feeling isolated can be devastating. We all need mom friends. As humans, our brains are hardwired for connection. Studies show that our positive connection to others is the...
Back to school shopping shouldn't be hard.  But for some reason, this year has been awful.  I have a 14-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. . . and what a difference in these two.  For my son, he still wears anything I lay...

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Ultimate Guide to Easter Egg Hunts and Activities in Birmingham

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Wondering about different Easter activities to do with your family? We've compiled a list of different Easter events throughout the month of March. You'll...
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