Love Thyself

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The other night after our bedtime thanksgiving my oldest son asked, “Mom, do you love me?” My response was exactly as he expected and had heard a million times before, “of course!” He went on to ask if I...
{UPDATE}: Due to the overwhelming interest we've received, we've had to close submissions for the time being. However, we are looking into doing a second series later in the fall - stay tuned and thank you! How do you feel...
It was shortly before midnight and I was finally crawling my way into bed, ready for the mental and physical rest I’d been pining away for all day long. I grabbed my lumpy, old, hand-me-down feather pillow, stained from...
If you had turned 5, I would have greeted you with a pile of pancakes, with sprinkles and chocolate chips. We would have lit a candle and sung happy birthday. Your face would have lit up in joy over...
  Since becoming a mother, I’ve shelved a lot of hobbies that used to consume vast stretches of my pre-kid time: dabbling in oil painting, hitting the tennis courts after work, playing in a community orchestra, to name a few....
When your sister was small, I dreaded the night. It was dark, lonely, unknown. Despite loving her fiercely with every fiber of my being, I’d bounce and jiggle and pace repeating to myself “Morning always comes” as my tired...
Self-care. Could there be a buzzier, more millennial mom catch-phrase than that? Honestly, I roll my eyes a little at myself just typing it. Not at what it entails: I am here for all the self-care. It’s important to know what...
My sons will ask a wide variety of questions in a day. Some make me laugh, others make me cringe. My two-year-old packs as many questions in a minute as he can. The questions my five-year-old raises usually require...
During the current climate of this global pandemic, many of us find ourselves anxious, scared, angry or sad. And that's okay. Here at TCMC we want to walk along beside you as we traverse these uncertain waters together. In...
I willingly admit I have spent almost zero time focused on my health since I've become a mom. All three of my children had tonsillectomies last year. I have one child with special needs that has some medical specialists....
Moms teach us all sorts of things... I’m not the first person to share that I remember my mom teaching me some of life’s most basic lessons and skills... I remember in pre-school when she taught me to tie my...
I'm not saying that moms are basically computers, but I'm also not NOT saying that. If you catch my drift. We organize, plan, calculate, and we do the same amount of work whether our battery is full or in the...
Five months postpartum with my second kid and I finally bought a pair of jeans that fit. They arrived in packaging that said, “Yay!” all over them and while I was excited to have a trendy pair of denim,...
It’s early on a Tuesday morning. My children are awake which means it’s time for me to clock in. But today, I’m trying something new. I set my children up at the table with a box of cereal, a peeled...

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Road Trip Survival Guide

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Recently, while my husband was away for two weeks, I decided to go on an adventure to see my dad and sisters in Wisconsin....
juggle it all: Busy Mother Organizing Children At Breakfast In Kitchen

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