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Real Talk with Real Moms: Technology

I remember my first friend to get a pager.  It was seventh grade and it was a Christmas present from his parents, but he found it the week of Thanksgiving and was so excited that he promptly passed out the number to friends.  For the entire month of December he was then obligated to look dumbfounded when the small box under the tree would begin to vibrate endlessly during the evenings as their family was gathered around the television.  A couple years later I was a freshman in high school when I accompanied my dad to Dillards to pick out …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Chores and Toddler Responsibility

  I feel like I should preface this post by saying that chores and toddler responsibility is still a topic that I am very much figuring out as I go, although I could say that about nearly all aspects of parenting.  As Parker nears the corner to three and a half, it’s something that I find myself thinking about more and more.  Not so much chores specifically.  We don’t expect her to mop the floors… yet ;),  but what should we expect of her at this age? How do I motivate her to be responsible and take ownership of …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Adult Time vs. Family Time

Is this something you think about?  It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot.  The more I talk to friend’s about their family dynamics and the daily routine their family keeps (or doesn’t), the more interested I am in what works for people.  Do people with young children mostly eat dinner as a family or do you put the little ones to sleep and then have an adults-only dinner?  What’s the balance of family time versus making time for just you and your partner?  Do you vacation with your kids or is that …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Finding Your Confidence

I hit a feels-big-to-me milestone this week as I said hello to the 30 week mark in this pregnancy.  I can remember when I was just barely out of my first trimester and still feeling super sick, I saw a friend post on Instagram about being 30 weeks and immediately wished that I, too, was already 30 weeks.  Now of course it feels like it happened in the blink of an eye.  As I do get closer to d-day for this little one, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about Parker’s first few months.  The first three weeks were actually …

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