Did you know that kindergarten is a German word that sneaked its way into the American vocabulary? (Literally, “kids' garden”). Fun Fact: The way we know kindergarten around here has little to nothing to do with its German counterpart. This...
I normally get up at 5 a.m., so I can get a workout in...in my case, a seven-minute workout. Then, I do 10 minutes of meditation, followed by a shower. I am ready to go by 6 a.m. when...
Mama, think for a minute. What are you passionate about? Maybe it’s a hobby, or a skill, or a topic. It might be something you enjoyed pre-kids, or something you recently discovered that piqued your interest. When was the...
Don’t! No! Be careful! Watch out! All phrases I catch myself saying to my kids more than I care to admit. The truth is, I am an overprotective mom. I’m not particularly proud of it. In fact, I often...
It’s the elephant in the room that no one likes to talk about. No, not the mom who has to lose a few pounds. Nope, not even the big-boned mamas out there. This is about the big mom. The...
It’s really a simple question, but it’s one that confuses me, catches me off guard, and occasionally brings me to tears: “What do you do for a living?” Not that long ago, the answers were so simple: "I go to school...
The question often asked in the final weeks of pregnancy is, “Are you ready?” I always giggled, imagining my son practicing for his future hide-and-seek days yelling, “Ready or not, here I come!” from my belly. It’s a simple...
I sit here writing my first post, hoping no one wakes up from nap time early today. It’s been a whirlwind having two daughters, two and under. I live for nap time and bed time, so I can have...
It all started with a desire for community. To find women I could call friends. Women I could count on, share my heart with, and who would understand the challenges of motherhood. Women who I could walk alongside and...
Who I Am My name is Monique Jackson; well, it's really Monique Jackson-Williams, but we won’t talk about why I still legally have my ex-husband's last name just yet. Just know I’m happily single and open to new love. I’m...
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16 Holiday Children’s Books to Enjoy with Your Family

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Is there even a better time than the holidays to snuggle up and read a book by the fire? Our family is big on...

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