My name is Lauren, and I am a super planner.  I love lists and have spreadsheets for everything (a running joke with my family and friends).  I plan everything- our family trips, Christmas shopping, weekly meals and everything in...
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The first time I told this story, my son was 2 years old. We had had a long day. I was pregnant with my daughter. I was hot. And tired. My son had had one of those classic toddler days...
Listen, let's be real, I'm not playing a game that I have no chance of winning. There's no such thing as a relaxing game night in our house. Participation trophies have no place on our shelves. One of my...
If I had to sit down for a performance review in my current role as a stay-at-home mom, I'd expect at least a score of achieving, though I would hope for something a bit higher than that. I know...
This post on promoting soft skills, written by Dr. Courtney Bolton, is brought to you thanks to our partnership with Weldon – a service we are thrilled be able to promote to our readers. Please follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more parenting...
I love my work. I am a physical therapist, and I work in Early Intervention. E.I. is—for those who aren’t familiar—a program that provides home-based services for children 0-3, who qualify based on either diagnosis or developmental delays. The...
Since becoming a mother, there is so much I have gained. The physical changes are probably most obvious, including (but not limited to) stretch marks, wrinkles, and dimples, (on my face and… elsewhere.) I’ve also gained a sense of purpose....

Breaking Out of her Shell

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When you have a shy kid and an out-going kid, it can make play dates tricky. Of course, my firstborn is shy.  She always has been and gets it from her father. So, she's the one who clings to...
“Hi, I’m Laura, and I can do cartwheels. Look!” That’s all it took for me to force other children to be friends with me—one smooth, cool, opening line… followed by a mediocre cartwheel.  I’ve always been social—and loud to boot—...

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Bloom; A Guide to RI Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

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Whether it's your first or your fourth, motherhood is a challenging adventure, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Building your village...