Tag: Encouragement

This Too Shall Pass:: Wise Words for Difficult Time

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Moms have a way of giving the very best advice without it coming off as advice. I often use my mom as a sounding...

Mama, you are beloved even if you believe otherwise.

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Dear Ellen, You are a good mama. You are the perfect mama for your three sons. No one is better suited to be their mama....

The Potty Training Diaries:: Thoughts and Prayers from the Trenches

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Potty Training Day 1 4:57pm “I don’t like this. I’m putting dis away. I’m closed! I’m not going potty! It’s bad.” We are officially potty training our...

No Vision Board? No problem. Here’s what to do instead.

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Vision board, smision board. To be fair, I was going to give that trend a try this year. But then, I had a realization about...

Stress Relief 101: Tips to Making Life Less Irritating

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Christmas Eve 2019. A stressful day that will live in infamy forever in the Hein household. We had finished our first annual family dessert...

How to Keep Your Kids Interested in Their Summer Reading

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Because I am an English teacher, I'm always encouraging children to read. Parents ask me time and again “How can I get my kid...

My Vasectomy Story:: Taking One for the Team Written by an...

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A few months ago I was snipped and sterilized. That’s right—I got a vasectomy. After the dust settled of having identical twin boys, my wife and...

Answering My Call to Courage:: Finding Joy and Gratitude

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I recently watched the Brené Brown: Call to Courage special on Netflix. My husband has been a fan of hers for awhile now, so when he...

Diary of a Wimpy Mom

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It’s no secret that motherhood has a way of changing us. From the moment we learn of our expecting baby, our hearts begin to...

New Mom and Social Media Life

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I had my first child back in 2009. Social media was basically MySpace at that point and Facebook if you were enrolled in college.  There...

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