OK, so I'm not really sure how many moms out there can identify with my story, but I'm going to tell it anyway. I am a misfit Mom. This sounds self-deprecating... and in a way it is. I am...
There are many ways to be a good friend and just as many ways to be a bad friend. When a friend’s marriage is in turmoil it may be your instinct to stand back. After all, bad marriages are like...
I’ve said it a million times, and I’m sure you have as well: “We’re just living in ‘survival mode’ right now”…  It can be painful, it can be taxing, and it can feel never-ending; particularly during those years full of...
Being invited to a party is a certain form of kindness. It signifies inclusion, the shaping of friendship. It's one of the tools in the toolbox of community building. But it's just the first step. Because simply being invited...
If you’re showing up late to the Galentine’s Day party with me, here is the gist: It is an unofficial holiday on February 13 (or 14) for girlfriends celebrating girlfriends. You leave your men and children at home and...
Here is the dilemma, I don’t have time to be your friend. But really, I really want to be your friend. At least I think I do. I’m at the point in my life where I think I actually...

How to Be a Good Neighbor

When my husband and I moved from California a year and a half ago, we were expecting to meet our neighbors as they would pick up their mail or drive by on their way to work. What we got...
Which Black Friday shopper are you? Couponing expert Liza Ford, the founder of the blog Addicted to Saving, has advice for each type of Black Friday shopper. Take the quiz and comment below with your shopper personality! Black Friday Quiz  Choose your...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This is a day envisioned by Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak to be a day where grieving parents can come...
Community Roots Collective: Empowering families and helping them grow through education, resources, and love. What initially began with a passion for midwifery, birthed Community Roots Collective. Community Roots Collective empowers families and recognizes that raising children is a shared effort....

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Pressure Washing Deal to Perk Up Your House for the Holidays

Post-Halloween reality check: Holiday guests will be arriving in less than three weeks. That's 21 days or less to get your house guest worthy....