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Back to School: Preschool Pressure

It’s back to school season and I have felt more pressure around parenting over the last few months than I have since Zelda was born. The general perception is that if you aren’t sending your child to preschool something must be wrong. Preschool is the new kindergarten and Zelda was one of the only children among her peers that didn’t …

The Solar Eclipse: Don’t Forget You Can’t Just Wear Shades

In 1991 on July 11th I was a nine-year-old enjoying the summer prior to entering the fifth grade. I remember the day before my mom explained to my brothers and I that there was going to be a solar eclipse. Kansas City wouldn’t have much visibility, but as an extra precaution we sat at our kitchen table and made a DIY …

What Would You Do? An Encounter with Senior Bullies

When I say the word “bully” you probably think of bullies on the playground or at school. Today, I am going to talk about a different kind of bully: the mean senior citizen. Over the last few months I have had two encounters with this type of bully. The first time I was at a restaurant with my friend and …

The Tale of the First Time Out

I don’t even know where to start because I’m at a loss for words. I feel a little sick to my stomach and want to laugh at the same time, but isn’t that being a parent? Everything is always a big pile of mixed emotions. Since Zelda was born people have spoken to me about the terrible twos and in …

#StyleHasNoRules with Long Tall Sally

A new study was conducted that revealed 78% of adult women were more confident as children when it came to their fashion sense. Up until the age of 10 they wore what made them happy and didn’t conform to fashion rules or get hung up on body image issues. Psychologist Tom Lloyd shared, “Children get excited about putting outfits together, …
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How to Take a Weekend Away Without the Guilt

Last weekend I rolled two kids deep by myself and not surprisingly, I’m exhausted. While it was tiring, I had so much fun and it was a huge learning experience. So how did I end up with two kids in tow? About a month ago, my girlfriend texted me to ask if I’d be willing to watch her son for …

How to Let Dad Find His Groove

You can make a man a father, but only he can make himself a dad. Recently, Spiro and I were asked for advice by a couple that was getting ready to have their first baby. With a lost look in his eyes the father asked, “What’s the number one piece of advice you can give me? I have no idea …

If I Could Do It Over Again, Would I Be an Entrepreneur?

People constantly ask me if I would choose to be an entrepreneur again if I knew how difficult it would be. The answer to that question really depends on the day and the moment of that day, but I think that’s the beauty of entrepreneurship. You take the journey with its hardships and those moments that are overflowing …
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How to Survive Flying with a Toddler

Being a working mom is extremely difficult and if someone tells you that it’s not, they’re most likely lying to you. I have moments where I’m kicking ass, I’m on top of the world, I’m being the best mom and I’m performing well at work, and then I have other days where I feel like I’m failing at everything. My …

5 Things I Pledge To Teach Zelda

In a world that seems more and more heartbreaking everyday, it's hard not to be overwhelmed and somewhat consumed by the negativity that fills our social media feeds and nightly news. With a divide that seems to only become deeper in our nation with each passing moment and a sensitive judgmental mindset amongst so many, we are scared to voice our …
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