I know you think that you are all alone. I know you are in a dark, dark place. One that seems hopeless, even though you yourself don’t want to admit that. I know that there are times when you try your...
Anyone else feel like making plans with your mom friends is more difficult than scheduling a summit of world leaders? Bless the Facebook poll feature and the doodle scheduling app, but once you finally get a date on the...
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted three kids. Now that I have two daughters, I have an internal debate about whether we should grow our family by one more. I DON'T want another because... I grow the babies...
The mental burden for moms is heavy. We worry about our kids, we worry we aren't doing enough as moms, we worry about our relationships. Throw in a pandemic, school from home, economic instability, divisive politics, and racial unrest...
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When I entered motherhood I quickly realized it was impossible to be the perfect mom. Even if I met a standard I had set for myself, it was quickly proven inadequate by some other mom who I thought was...
Find a great water bottle. Buy a few and keep one in your car at all times. The long-term benefits of hydration are scientifically sound whereas the rest of my advice comes only from my own taxing experience. I...
This winter has been endless. We don't know about you but between kids' snow days and sick days, we are more than ready for a night out! Our Mom’s Night Out at Bash Events and Catering is 1 week away on...
I feel hungover and it isn’t from too many margaritas. In March 2020, we were on our way home from the Wisconsin Dells and passed a pickup full of toilet paper and water. Things were getting real. The following months were...
Fall means one thing to my husband. Football. He is a die-hard Denver Broncos fanatic. He wants the Broncos to win. Always. Every game; every time. And because the kids and I love him, we want them to win too....

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

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Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition...
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