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Birth in the time of the Pandemic

By | 2021-05-14T05:21:56+00:00 May 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

When I found out we were pregnant with our fifth baby, I had little anxiety about pregnancy and birth since I had done it four times before. As I grew closer to our due date in March 2020, news of a novel coronavirus started spreading, and I instantly felt anxiety over all the things, especially…

A Letter to New Moms in a Post-COVID World

By | 2021-04-13T20:23:12+00:00 April 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Whether you’re pregnant, raising a newborn, or raising multiple children, life during COVID-19 is not easy for any mother no matter the stage. Some aspects may appear different, but the sleep deprivation, frustration, worries, and appreciation are the exact same.  Being a mom is hard on its own, but when you add pandemics and viruses,…

Plenty of Lasagna Love to Go Around

By | 2021-04-02T03:23:23+00:00 April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

As I’ve grown older, I’ve acquired many names in addition to Sara. I’m called Mom, Momma, Love and Friend. As of 2020 I can add Lasagna Mama to that list.  Back on August 26, 2020 I saw a post made by a family friend about a grassroots movement called Lasagna Love. The post pictured a…

Pandemic Year in Review: The Loneliness Factor

By | 2021-03-31T04:22:01+00:00 March 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The last time my children stepped inside of a classroom strictly for academic purposes was back on Friday, March 6, 2020. We were geared up for an exciting but restful Spring Break for my nearly teen boys. By the end of the week, the country was in a type of chaos my generation has never…

The Secret Society of Parenting

By | 2021-03-21T09:40:01+00:00 March 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Having a child is like entering a secret society that you didn’t realize millions of people had already gotten into. All of a sudden there’s a kinship with others who are talking about their children and what they’re doing. There is an interest in sharing what your little ones are up to. Your world shrinks…

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…

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This Is A Custom Widget

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.