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O: Odor – What It’s Really Like

O: Odor – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like…  Did you fart?? These are the famous last words of parents with children under the age of five before discovering the source of a particularl...

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Let Kids Be Kids!!!

Let Kids Be Kids!!!

If you can, think back to your younger years, maybe when you were grade school age, or even younger if you can. What were you like? Did you have fears and worries and doubts or anxiety?? Kids can be cruel. Let’s face it, adults can be cruel too. The world isn’t by any means a perfect place, it’s far from it. But as a parent, you want to try to instill good morals and selflessness...

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Millennial Bad Reputation

Why Millennials Have a Bad Reputation

Millennials seem to have a bad rap. Many, especially baby boomers, tend to say they walk this planet with a sense of gotta-have-it-now entitlement and a lack of work ethic. They’ve also been referred to as lazy, addicted to social media, and carefree. But is this really the case, and if so, is it their fault? In my opinion, millennials didn’t really have a choice. They were born into a...

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Family | WIRL Project

What It’s Really Like to Meet and Marry a Single Parent

I was around 10 when I learned that when it comes to family, bloodlines don’t mean everything, and in some cases, it doesn’t mean ANYTHING. According to the dictionary, “Family” can be defined as: a. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children. b. Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitment...

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Free-Range Parenting: Old School or Neglect?

Free-Range Parenting: Old School or Neglect?

So if you read my about me you know that I have anxiety issues. This is one of them. Where do you find the middle ground for a self sufficient, independent child, but always keep them safe? I was watching the news the other day and there was a mother in Maryland who was visited by their local department of social service because she lets her 6 year old and 10 year old go to the park by themselves....

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Creating Memories Together

The Best Thing About MEMORIES …..is making them. “We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese I was driving in the car the other day with my two young daughters in the back seat. They were listening to the radio and singing along to one of the songs. All of a sudden my youngest stops and says, “I need to make memories so later in life I can remember how good my life was.”  I instan...

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Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd? Or, Maybe NOT.

Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd? Or, Maybe NOT.

  So, while I was at a mommy meetup group today with my kids, one of the moms said she heard that having 3 kids is easier than having just 2. I almost spit my water out, after hearing this nonsense! I told her that was a lie. I have 3 and can tell you it isn’t easier. You are outnumbered! That means, one of you has 2 and the other has 1! Maybe when they get older, it gets easier? But I ...

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The Realities of the Tightrope of Life. What Does Work/ Life Balance Mean For Me?

The Realities of the Tightrope of Life. What Does Work/ Life Balance Mean For Me?

  Like most women, I wear lots of hats in my life. Finding an equilibrium that suits me and my family is a constant, free-flowing evolution. As a lifestyle and wellness coach, I see a lot of the same themes with my clients as well. Sharing these common themes with each other is really important, so we don’t feel so isolated in our experiences. I’m going to lead by example with the list below....

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Children Bodily Fluids 101

Children Bodily Fluids 101

  The other day my 4 year old told our roofer proudly she could wipe her own bottom now when she poops. I was only slightly surprised she said this to him knowing her personality. I laughed it off and began thinking about the ugly process of teaching her and her two older sisters how to properly wipe. No one prepared me for this! I thought of parenting as moments in hallmark movies. Boy was I...

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Whine Time Wine Time

Whine Time = Wine Time

You probably shouldn’t be reading this if you are against drinking or think that drinking a glass of wine around kids is bad parenting. By the way, if you do happen to feel this way, I highly disagree with you and think you probably need a glass of wine yourself.  And, if you don’t even have kids but have an opinion about this, then you won’t even be heard, because you have NO id...

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