Why I Stopped Straightening my Hair and Starting Embracing my Curls

“Your hair looks pretty mommy,” my daughter said as she played with my long straight strands. “I want straight hair.” She had already gotten her hair straightened for a couple “special occasions,” and just like that, she was bitten by the same bug that bit me decades earlier. Somewhere along the way, I too learned […]

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I’m Sorry I Offended You

Dear new mom, I’m sorry it annoyed you when I looked at your children and told you to enjoy every minute because they grow up so fast. I wasn’t there when your baby had a diaper blowout the one time you forgot the diaper bag at home. I wasn’t there when your toddler decided that […]

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Are You Instagram-Obsessed Too?

I have this soft spot for Instagram. It’s my favorite form of social media. And from what I gather I’m not the only mama who is an Instagram enthusiast. A photo posted by Krishann (@hismrshermr) on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:12pm PDT While I haven’t garnered a huge following and my photos aren’t swoon-worthy to […]

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What I Said vs What My Toddler Heard

When I worked at a daycare in college, my favorite classroom to work in was the toddler classroom. Not only were they adorable, but they taught me a lot about myself as a parent and future professional. At the time, I had a toddler too, so I often applied the things I learned at the […]

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19 Things Toddlers Love That Parents Loathe

?8.11.15 A photo posted by Krishann (@hismrshermr) on Aug 11, 2015 at 3:15pm PDT One of the fun things about life with a toddler is getting the chance to see your kid discover their interests. Of course you knew they’d love sugar and obsess over the contents of your purse and insist on wearing that […]

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This Is How You Win at Mornings

For the most part I feel like I am at odds with mornings. I suck at them and I hate it, especially as I watch my husband seemingly glide through them, checking off his imaginary to-do list with (appeared) ease. He’s just way too good at the a.m. thing. (Yet, somehow I managed to assume […]

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What I Hope My Daughter Learns This School Year

I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on this last school year, my daughter’s first official year in middle school, while thinking about the year that lies ahead. Sixth grade is kind of a big deal. I’m still freaking out over that myself. We’re going to sixth grade! There are some things I want […]

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Books to Help Encourage Empathy in Your Kid

My children are a gift to me, and I hope to raise them in such a way that they are also a gift to this world. At 2 and 10 they are exemplifying behaviors that reflect values most important to my husband and me. One of the things I’ve always tried to do is provide […]

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Unreasonable Requests I Make, According to My Kids

Sometimes I have the nerve to ask my kids to do things that they just can’t do. At least not right now. By the sixth or seventh time I’ve asked them, things begin to look more promising. I, on the other-hand, begin to look more frazzled. There are a few things that I find myself […]

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A Few Questions Worth Asking Before the Next Playdate

As a little girl I spent many school day afternoons and summer days at my friends’ houses. We had slumber parties and beach trips, and so many of my greatest childhood memories take place in their backyards and living rooms. I also vividly remember the phone and face-to-face conversations that often took place before the […]

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