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Throwing Fences: Active Parenting Is Active Loving

By | 2021-02-16T21:22:04+00:00 February 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I wonder if it is true that if parenting is easy, we are doing it wrong. Not that there aren’t easy moments when everyone is happy, productive, relaxed and caring. It is just that I believe these moments don’t happen by accident. They happen from hard work—gut wrenching, soul-searching, value-testing hard work. It’s called active…

What about Me? Notes from a Sibling of a Chronically Ill Child

By | 2018-12-10T16:05:14+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

My older brother Adam was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis – a chronic genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system – when he was a toddler. I don’t remember it because I was a newborn at the time, but my mom always likes to joke about how, when they got his diagnosis, she looked…

How to Raise Boys to Become Decent Human Beings

By | 2018-12-05T18:13:18+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

I have two sons. I don’t know much about what it’s like to be a boy. I’ve been a woman my whole life. I certainly know what that’s like. And we all know it ain’t easy.  When I had my sons, I came to a new realization. I don’t think it’s easy to be a…

You’re Not Alone: How a WonderMom Found Her Mom-Tribe

By | 2018-11-30T19:05:32+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Toughest Night Something in me snapped. It was the middle of the night and my newborn had been going radioactive every seven minutes. Radioactive was the nickname I had given to the red-faced wail exploding from his body twenty plus times a day. That night when my usually agreeable husband kicked a baby blanket…

RELIVING THE WONDER: Why Having A Toddler Is Good for the Soul

By | 2018-11-27T21:13:57+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Today, after taking my 3 year old to the science museum, I learned that a mushroom is 90% water, a cactus is 85% water, and a tarantula is 65% water. Yesterday, after reading a book about animals, I learned that the white rhino is in danger of extinction. Last week, I learned to appreciate the…

6 Things I’m Saying No To During The Holidays

By | 2018-11-24T22:58:22+00:00 November 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

We’re entering that time of the year when only the yucky candy is left in the bottom of the kids’ Halloween baskets, and we’re making Thanksgiving plans while listening to Christmas music. It’s the calm before the storm. The time where we can actually find a parking spot at Target without circling for three hours.…

Fires in California Make this WonderMom Grateful for Family

By | 2018-11-22T23:18:24+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

My family was recently evacuated during the Woosley fires in California. The day before we were evacuated I had spent the entire day watching the news because of the shooting that occurred at Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. This hit close to home for me, not only because the bar is within miles of my…

Fires in California Makes this WonderMom Grateful for Family

By | 2018-11-21T23:24:59+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

My family was recently evacuated during the Woosley fires in California. The day before we were evacuated I had spent the entire day watching the news because of the shooting that occurred at Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. This hit close to home for me, not only because the bar is within miles of my…

How to (Mom)Hack your Way Through It

By | 2018-11-17T01:11:42+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Motherhood is one of the most rewarding, but demanding jobs on the planet. Outside of the day-to-day tasks that we need to do to keep another human alive, there’s also the “mental load” that keeps us working even longer after our kiddos have settled down for the night. Being a working, single mom of a…

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.