Tag: relationships

Finding Freedom in Unfollowing

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Whether you're parenting pre-teens who are navigating the Pandora's box of opinions and ideas on social media, or you're frustrated with your girlfriend over-posting...

Mom and Dad Get Allowances

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I’m 36 years old and I am going to start getting an allowance. Like it is for a lot of couples, money is a hot...

Finding Flagstaff Friends

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So what happens when you move from a big city with a huge variety of people and many drastically differing opinions to a small...

Tips for Smoother Co-Parenting, Even When you are Married

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Co-parenting typically refers to parents who are raising a child together despite being divorced or separated. But even if you are married, alternating childcare...

Judgement vs. Parenting Advice: Holding Effective Conversations

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It feels like as soon as you get pregnant you are bombarded with questions. Are you getting an epidural? Will you breastfeed? Do you...

Online or IRL Friendships? The Answer is Both.

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A few months ago, I tried to cut out Facebook friends who live in the same town. It was a grand experiment to see...

Correcting Other Kids’ Behaviors: Yes or No?

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I took my daughter to Chick-fil-A for lunch one day and let her play in the jungle gym area. She was having a grand...

Don’t Stop Inviting Moms

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I am back in the bleary blurry days of early babyhood. My second baby is 4 months old. He’s a milk monster. I spend a...

My Husband Doesn’t Give Me a Gift for Valentine’s Day

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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...

How Do Your Kids Address Their Elders?

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Not long ago, my daughter said to me, “Mama, I have a lot of aunties and uncles.” While that is true (I have 33 cousins...

The Mother of all Friendship

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I lived in a new state of insanity as a new mom. I've felt crazy before, but this was on another level. Sleep deprivation...

Meet the Contributor: Christine Davis

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In the spirit of beginnings and introductions, I've included some info below so you can all get to know a little more about me....