Parents Fight Yoga Classes in School

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I suppose I should admit right at the beginning of this article that I practice yoga. I’m not by any means an expert or highly advance yogi or anything. But I have practiced on and off since my early twenties. I swore by prenatal yoga when pregnant and practiced yoga breathing during the birth of both kids. As… Read more »

Breastfeeding: My Two Cents

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So I promised myself I would back off the whole Time Magazine/Breastfeeding/Are You Mom Enough? debacle last May. The article and cover threw the internets into a mom feeding frenzy. I am not a fan of mommy wars or anything that pits moms against moms. For the most part I try and live a very “to each… Read more »

50 Shades of Whatever.

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I know this is a parenting and family blog, so reviewing books that are categorized as “Erotic Romance” normally wouldn’t fly. But, 50 Shades of Grey has been the most passed around book between moms since… OK, well I guess since Twilight (which I have still not read). I can speak from first hand experience… Read more »

Facebook Punishments

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I’m sure you heard recently about the mother who is facing criticism after punishing her daughter via Facebook. Her 13 year old daughter not only got involved in a bunch of online drama with her friends but mouthed off to her in front of her friends, so Denise Abbott not only temporarily banned daughter Ava… Read more »

Single Moms Equal Child Abuse and Neglect?

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In my years on this earth I have seen some pretty stupid pieces of legislation be introduced at both the local and national level. But recently one was introduced that defied all common decency and logic. In Wisconsin, a state senator introduced a bill that would penalize single moms by claiming their unmarried status as… Read more »