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Quiet As a Mouse: The Benefits of an Introverted Mom

When you think of the word introvert, what comes to mind? A person who is shy, quiet, and/or reserved? Technically speaking, Intro comes from Latin intro-, “inward,” and vertere, “turning.” It describes a person who tends to turn inward mentally. So what are the traits of an introverted mom? To me, an introverted mom faces a daily struggle. A solitude […]

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On Parenting and Anxiety

The first night home after my son was born, I slept for 15 minutes total. We tried for this miracle baby for years and suffered 4 consecutive miscarriages before he was born. When I left for the hospital to be induced, I still hadn’t allowed myself to fully believe we would bring our baby home. […]

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What’s a Mom to do with #metoo?

Yes, I posted this hashtag this fall – as did the majority of my friends.  The screaming pendulum of sexual misconduct allegations finally made this topic more socially acceptable for discussion; its constant appearance also made me think about my son.  My 12-year-old boy-man is growing up;  welcome to the body changes, hormone swings, and […]

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The Village

Hi Moms!   You know as well as we do that being a mom is hard work.  It can be isolating, overwhelming and completely exhausting.  In our endless quest to provide crustless sandwiches, teddy bear tea parties, perfectly executed activity drop-off/pick-ups (not to mention avoiding stepping on that stray lego), moms can get lost in [...]
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My Diverse World

I live in Gwinnett County, one of the fastest growing counties in terms of diversity. I love that I can eat at local restaurants and eat food from around the world. Especially street tacos with homemade corn tortillas. I have neighbors that are of different nationalities. They are Mexican, African, Asian, Black, White, Central and […]

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Kids In the Community: MLK Day of Service

The first of the year has come and gone and many of us are still in holiday hangover mode and feeling drained of both energy & money, or is that just me?. We’re getting used to how the house looks without all that fun & festive décor and getting back into the swing of things […]

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All Things Less Annoying Than My Threenager

I was remarking to friends recently how interesting it is to watch my children’s innate personalities manifest after birth. When it comes to nature vs. nurture, I’m always quick to rattle off a myriad of reasons in support of the nurture side of things. I suppose it’s some way for me to feel in control […]

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