Life and Health

Parenting philosophy

I know I’ve only been at this gig for almost three years but I’ve developed some philosophies about parenting in that short time.  The internet is a treasure trove or minefield so take this as nothing more than my own experience and mantras, both as a high school teacher and a mom.

_There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one._ _Sue Atkins (1)

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Life and Health

Update on 2019 – 1 month in!

Here we are, one month into 2019.  One twelfth down, or 8.3%, eleven-twelfths left.  I had posted about my goals for 2019 here and thought I could write an update every month to see how it’s going; that will also help keep me thinking about them.  Here’s my 19 for 2019 list that is hanging on my fridge:

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Things I Like

Things I Like: Maternity Clothes

If you’ve done the math I’ll be 3 years postpartum in March of this year.  While many women struggle to get their “pre-baby” body back or back into regular clothes as soon as possible I have relished maternity clothes and am in fact still wearing quite a few of them.  I have a couple reasons for this so hear me out….

10 tips and tricks on mixing and matching styles

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Embracing “Happy Christmas”

I’ve been listening to the Munchkin for almost the past month wish most people “Happy Christmas” instead of the more traditional “Merry Christmas” used here in the US.  I wondered where she came up with it because we are very clearly NOT British (the usual suspect of Happy Christmas) and she’s not old enough to watch all my beloved BBC shows with me yet so I decided to do a little digging into the Happy versus Merry difference.

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Year in Review – Forward in 2018?

This year was the first year I attempted the “one word” for the year and you can see my post here about choosing the word “forward”.  I chose forward for a lot of different reasons but mainly because I felt like I had stalled in my adulthood.  It wasn’t really in a bad way but I felt like I had hit a wall in my growth and was just trying to find out who I was as a person again.  I think all in all I did pretty well in 2018.

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