Best of Mom Life

Our ADHD Journey Thus Far

­Last week, I was talking to a friend who had suspicions that one of her children has ADHD. She was overwhelmed and didn’t even know what the first step to take was. My heart was bursting with empathy because, well, I have been in her shoes. I found myself wanting

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Before you fire off an email or social media post, be sure to read this article about some great ways to encourage your teacher.

How NOT to Encourage Your Child’s Teacher

By Jennifer Shackelford, Contributing Author Friends, I have determined that there are two types of people in this world. Those whose phone looks like this….(Yes, this is my home screen. Yes, that is me and my sweet husband hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park. Yes, you should go to

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Seven Things I Swore I’d Never Do as a Parent

I knew so much more about parenting before I had children. Yes friends, I had it all figured out. I knew the type of mom I’d be, the type of kids I’d raise, the type of foods we eat, the countless learning activities we would do together and so on.

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A Word to the Struggling New Mom

I recently got together with a sweet friend who has a six month old. It was the first time we had actually talked face-to-face since he was born and the first time I was able to hear firsthand about the struggle and hardship she had been going through since he

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