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A Year of Reflection

by Jillian Gordon of "Mamapedia"
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As 2017 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back and reflect. What went right? What went wrong? How many milestones did you celebrate this year? What are your 2018 parenting resolutions? As many know, motherhood is a combination of challenges, uncertainty, deeply rewarding triumphs and everlasting memories. Sometimes your best mom moments come when they are least expected. After all, the true joy of parenting isn’t a destination but a journey. This month, we celebrate some of our favorite contributors who are making the most of their own parenting journeys by sharing their invaluable wisdom. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and mom-win filled new year…. More

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Are You Going to Get a Job Now?

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Last week, I met my friend for coffee to lament over our little girls going to kindergarten. Aside from discussing how our daughters’ school days are going and how we are adjusting to the new norm, the topic of returning to the workforce popped up. Both of us had been asked when we were going back to work since our children were now in school for the whole day…. More

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Juicing for Toddlers: Why & How

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Now that P is a year old, we are transitioning her off her bottle and onto solid foods and liquids in her sippy cup. In doing so, one of the things we learned right away was that our little peanut LOVES juice. However, I really wanted to avoid store bought juice packed full of sugar and processed junk, so instead, I decided to try juicing for her at home. So I pulled our juicer (affiliate link) down from the pantry and began experimenting with a few recipes of my own. I had no idea if she’d like the juices I made from scratch, but I was hopeful and figured it was worth a shot…. More

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Harper’s Favorite Bacon Pecan Buttermilk Waffles

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These homemade waffles combine two of my favorite things: bacon, salty meat perfection and pecans, my favorite nut(okay one of my favorite nuts, I happen to like pistachios too, but don’t tell the pecans). Waffles are great, but these waffles are breakfast perfection. When we stumbled upon a waffle maker while we were at a yard sale the kids had to have it, and I was contemplating waffle recipes the whole ride home. Everyone knows bacon is a breakfast staple, so adding bacon to the mix was bound to happen…. More

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