Tips and advice for raising girls. Posts written by mom of girls.

How I Stay Sane and Optimistic Through Grief and Other Life Obstacles

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I’m an optimist. Optimism takes work. So does joy and happiness. Especially when life happens and you find yourself reeling from grief, depression, disappointment or sadness. Over the past few years my optimism muscle has gotten a real workout. There’s been the grief of losing people that were so dear to me – aunts, cousins, a […]

MOM REVIEW: Google Family Link – Parental Control for Android

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Monitoring Your Child’s Android Phone Using Google Family Link – What You Need To Know   Monitoring my kids phone usage, especially online habits and apps accessed, was a big deal for me when I gave them phones earlier this year. We have Android devices, so I decided on Google Family Link. We’re a few […]

Starting the Day Inspired and Focused, How I Do It

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This morning I woke up an hour before my alarm clock. Normally this means I put in ear plugs to get my last hour of sleep. Because an hour of sleep is like gold. I tried, but after 20 minutes of wrestling with sleep, I gave up and started my morning routine instead. This was THE BEST […]

5 Things I Learned From a Tour of Earth Fare

This week I participated in a press tour of Earth Fare’s new location in Concord, NC. Here are five things I didn’t know about Earth Fare, but now solidifies the healthy grocery store on my list of places to shop. All of their private label products are GMO-free. This means I don’t have to worry […]

Giving Back Made Easy

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  We spent some of our Earth Day weekend organizing and filling a box for Give Back Box®, an organization that makes it easy to donate clothes and household items to non-profits. Hanes has partnered with the organization, and if you donate clothes this month, Hanes will donate new underwear! This is a big deal […]

A Great Book To Talk Puberty With Girls

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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls is THE. PUBERTY. REFERENCE. BOOK. for my daughter. We’ve talked about puberty, body changes, menstruation and more, so she had a lot of information. However, she really loves that there’s a book she can go to whenever she feels like it. That allows […]

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