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planned pregnancy

The Power of Planning Parenthood

I have a son and a daughter, but I’ve been pregnant three times. I didn’t miscarry a baby, I terminated a pregnancy. In my early 20s, I got pregnant accidentally, and I exercised my legal right to an abortion. That decision shaped me in ways that make me a better mom today. To have an abortion […]

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Pop Spanish

Pop Spanish – Preschool Language Immersion

This post is sponsored by Pop Spanish, but the opinions are my own. Please support our sponsors.My family and I chose our neighborhood because we wanted our children to grow up and go to school in a diverse environment. My district offers a high-quality dual-language program, but unfortunately, my son did not get a spot […]

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minimalist Christmas

Maintaining a Minimalist Christmas

For many people, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, if you’re a parent (and even if you’re not) it can come with a great deal of stress, anxiety, and running around. And if you’re struggling financially, all of these negative feelings are only compounded. I am fortunate enough to have the […]

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easy weeknight dinners

Easy Weeknight Dinners for Fall

School has started, and I’m doing all I can to keep the pace of our days as slow and laid back as possible. It’s very easy to succumb to chaos this time of year. With new schools, new activities, and new schedules, I think it’s so important to keep things simple whenever possible. As the […]

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Ode to The Matriarchy

I’ve never much connected with the idea of a family tree because “tree diagrams” look nothing like trees apart from the existence of branches. Instead, and especially in the springtime, I like to think of the tree as me.   Its branches, the places of noticeable and ever present growth, are my children. They stretch to […]

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