IT'S A GIRL! Princesses. Dress ups. Tea Parties. Pink. Glitter. Barbies. Make Up. Flowers. Jewelry. Baby dolls. Hair bows. Nail polish. Vice. President. My daughter started watching a new show on PBS Kids called Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. In case you’ve never watched, it’s very cute and educational. It’s probably geared...
Author’s Note: this is an opinion piece, full of personal observations and is by no means perfect or completely accurate. Any mistakes are mine alone. I used to describe myself, in religious terms, as a "nothing married to a Jew"....
Thank you for following my teachings from Africa toward motherhood and taking the time to reflect upon the series on “Perspective of adaptability {Part 1}” and “Power of community {Part 2}.” In this last part of the series, I...

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For someone who never thought she wanted kids, I certainly have found a love of motherhood that extends beyond biology. I had always thought that I would adopt one day, and I have witnessed the joy and pain friends...
“You have your hands full.” How many of us hear this? As a mom of four, I get it all the time. I got it when I only had two. My first two are 21 months apart. When my second...
Before you roll your eyes and start thinking "Stepford Wife," LIAR, or Show-Off, just hear me out! I have (at times through gritted teeth) truly come to love dirty dishes...along with my husband's dirty socks on the floor...and even...
For the record (and for anyone I know who may read this) - no, I am not pregnant. But the thought of being pregnant again doesn't exactly sound terrible. You see - having multiples had opposite effects on my husband and...
Me time. Me time. Me time!... Me Me Me!... That’s all we hear from everyone around us, especially from our kids. All they want is to spend time with us and want that precious one-one “me time.” Moms (and dads)...
Mother's Day 2020 will look a little different than it has in years past. It won't include going out to your favorite restaurant for a special meal, but you can still get the same delicious food for carry-out and...
Warning: Do not read this if you haven’t had kids!  Or do, and remember you’ve been forewarned! I never thought I wanted kids. I thought maybe I was missing the “mom gene” or something. I was in denial for a...

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25 Cincinnati Experiences to Gift this Year {2021 Edition}

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If your house is anything like ours, the last thing you need this holiday season is more stuff. More toys, more gadgets, more anything! If...
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