I never thought I'd be living with my mother again, but at age 37, it happened. And I'm pretty sure my husband NEVER planned on living with his mother-in-law. But hey, it happened. And surprise! It's actually working out okay....
The number of dads who stay home with their children has doubled since 1989. While mothers still make up the majority of stay-at-home-parents, an increasing number of fathers are joining the ranks. However, the public generally places less value...
A Pup and His Best Friend Hi, my name is Max.  I am a nine-year-old German Rottweiler.  My life I thought was pretty great a few years ago, but then I discovered something new - a best friend.  Before my best...
Until 1994, parents were encouraged to put their child to sleep on their stomachs. Our foremothers likely gave birth under Twilight Sleep. Growing up, TV was an accessible babysitter. Spanking is still hotly debated today.   Sometimes it can teeter on mommy-shaming...

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For me, being a mom has meant both rarely being alone and yet often feeling lonely. Much to my surprise, however, I’ve found a lot of support online. I know I’m not the only one looking for it there-- but...
Recently, I was cooking and I had an epiphany. I have two colanders. No, that can't be right. Why do I have two colanders? I don't need two colanders. Not only do I have two colanders but I also...
If you ask me about my mom, I'll tell you she died in 2012. If you are interested, I'll tell you she was diagnosed with a brain tumor out of the blue when she was still in her late...
So what happens when you move from a big city with a huge variety of people and many drastically differing opinions to a small town with a seemingly overwhelmingly singular point of view? You feel out of place, that’s...
From the moment society discovers we're pregnant, they want to know...they NEED to know: is it a boy or a girl? I find this question so mind-boggling because no matter the answer the stranger is given, their response is the...
It feels like as soon as you get pregnant you are bombarded with questions. Are you getting an epidural? Will you breastfeed? Do you believe in co-sleeping? Are you going back to work? When? Have you baby proofed yet?...
A few months ago, I tried to cut out Facebook friends who live in the same town. It was a grand experiment to see if it was possible to reject online society in favor of in-real-life friendships. It both...
This post is in partnership with JORD Watches - Giveaway Below! One of our favorite types of posts to read around the blog world is Gift Guides! There's something fun and inspiring to see what other people suggest for gift-giving. For...
Several years ago, pre-husband and family I was mulling over Valentine’s Cards in Target. It felt like there was a brick in my stomach and I couldn’t bring myself to muster an ounce of excitement over the upcoming holiday...

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Prenda – Arizona’s Microschools

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https://youtu.be/qU3a3ciOAMo “You don’t have to have this enormous amount of training… you just need to love the kids.”  Toni is a Prenda guide in Arizona and...