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Bloom Into Motherhood: Raising Self Care with Self Awareness

With our Bloom event drawing near I wanted to make something special to share with the new and expecting moms. Being a mother is a blessing. There is something magical and humbling at the new and expecting stage. Whether it’s your 1st or 4th child, every pregnancy is special. They all are different in many […]

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A Perfect Family Outing at South Park

Spring is here! Warmer weather signals that my kiddos are out of hibernation mode and ready for outdoor exploration and activities. Tired and bored with the confines of indoor games, they are eager to get outside and play– but they want to play somewhere other than home– as they love going to different parks and […]

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Getting Over Yourself

While recently talking to a good friend, we both lamented how now, in our late thirties, we’re doing things that younger versions of ourselves would never have considered. I’m knitting, she’s cross-fitting. In our younger years were very busy being non-conformists and while we didn’t know each other then, have found that we were basically […]

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Raising Teenagers: The Myth of Raging Hormones

There is a teenager living in your household–and it is like living through a reverse caterpillar-butterfly life cycle. As a young child, your offspring was like a beautiful butterfly: your concerns were keeping your butterfly/child fed and making sure it stayed within the confines of your garden. Your butterfly/child seemed content and carefree to be […]

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The Hood or the Heart?

You’ve probably heard people discuss the entertaining differences between babies and their birth order.  There are three of us in my immediate family. My dad always referenced how the pacifier was treated.  He said that with the first child, it was lovingly sterilized when dropped.  With the second (me!), it was washed off under water […]

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Raising Bilingual Children When Only One Parent Is A Native Speaker

  I am currently raising two bilingual children in Pittsburgh, and it is important to me that they embrace, understand, and are fluent in the Spanish language. I was born in the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic (Caribbean) and my husband is Italian/German, so our daughters are really getting the best of both worlds. […]

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