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How do parents today balance a child’s need to learn independence while keeping them safe in a world so consumed by social media? Let’s break it down.

How do parents today balance a child’s need to learn independence while keeping them safe in a world so consumed by social media? Let’s break it down.

When we got to Richmond Waldorf School (RWS), we knew we were home. Richmond Waldorf School is a place where children like mine flourish.

When we got to Richmond Waldorf School (RWS), we knew we were home. Richmond Waldorf School is a place where children like mine flourish.

This post might give you hives if you find comfort color-coordinated Christmas trees. I chose a nostalgia theme instead of a color theme this year.

This post might give you hives if you find comfort color-coordinated Christmas trees. I chose a nostalgia theme instead of a color theme this year.

In our world today, we need more kindness. Period. Not neutrality. Not tolerance. Plain, simple kindness.

In our world today, we need more kindness. Period. Not neutrality. Not tolerance. Plain, simple kindness.

I am a bonafide product junkie. I haven’t always been that way, but over the course of my career styling hair, I have definitely become one. So when I was presented the opportunity to review some new, handmade, local skin and hair products, it was a no-brainer. The Bright Body line is a small-batch brand …

I am a bonafide product junkie. I haven’t always been that way, but over the course of my career styling hair, I have definitely become one. So when I was presented the opportunity to review some new, handmade, local skin and hair products, it was a no-brainer. The Bright Body line is a small-batch brand …

So I did it. I got all my hair chopped off. You know, cause I'm a mom, and that's what us moms have to do eventually right?

So I did it. I got all my hair chopped off. You know, cause I'm a mom, and that's what us moms have to do eventually right?

When I was just starting out in my own place just after college, I really didn’t think much about the environment I lived in. My apartment on Boulevard didn’t bother me at all despite fact that my uncle half-jokingly called it a tenement. My next apartment on Floyd had strange black streaks of smoke crawling …

When I was just starting out in my own place just after college, I really didn’t think much about the environment I lived in. My apartment on Boulevard didn’t bother me at all despite fact that my uncle half-jokingly called it a tenement. My next apartment on Floyd had strange black streaks of smoke crawling …

I find the notion that we're going to pretend that there is a possessed toy in our household that comes alive at night and does naughty things ridiculous.

I find the notion that we're going to pretend that there is a possessed toy in our household that comes alive at night and does naughty things ridiculous.

Everyone likes to do things their own way and holiday traditions are no different. But what if you have something you just can’t give up?

Everyone likes to do things their own way and holiday traditions are no different. But what if you have something you just can’t give up?

I know. It sounds horrible. Hear me out, though. Each year, my family and I exchange Christmas lists.  And each year, the one Christmas gift that my mom loves the most is a wall calendar that includes different picture collages of her grandkids as each month’s cover photo. And, I always end up mass producing …

I know. It sounds horrible. Hear me out, though. Each year, my family and I exchange Christmas lists. And each year, the one Christmas gift that my mom loves the most is a wall calendar that includes different picture collages of her grandkids as each month’s cover photo. And, I always end up mass producing …

Parents need to save for their child's college education. They don't have to save the whole enchilada. But they do need to invest something.

Parents need to save for their child's college education. They don't have to save the whole enchilada. But they do need to invest something.

With all the beautiful crafts, decorations, cookies, and homemade this and thats, it's easy to feel like, "Why do I even bother." Here's why.

With all the beautiful crafts, decorations, cookies, and homemade this and thats, it's easy to feel like, "Why do I even bother." Here's why.

This holiday, many children will be asking for puppies and kittens under their trees or as gifts. It's not always the best idea to give into these pleas.

This holiday, many children will be asking for puppies and kittens under their trees or as gifts. It's not always the best idea to give into these pleas.

My family has had a fake Christmas tree for as long as I can remember, partially due to my allergy. But there are other great reasons to go fake.

My family has had a fake Christmas tree for as long as I can remember, partially due to my allergy. But there are other great reasons to go fake.

Frank Constanza can declare "Festivus for the rest of us" all he wants, but as moms of toddlers we are already there.

Frank Constanza can declare "Festivus for the rest of us" all he wants, but as moms of toddlers we are already there.