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Sara Strand

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Superior stay at home mom of four, Sara is a blogger, book reviewer, always honest and sometimes funny. When she's not doing any of those things you can find her at a concert pretending she's 22 again. You can read more from Sara on her blog http://strandupdate.blogspot.com.

It’s Okay to Cry: Navigating Strong Emotions with Kids

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Last June we lost my grandma to bile duct cancer. She had been sick for over two years and she fought as much as she could but we all knew that it was time....

Parenting the Left Out Child

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One of the worst left out feelings I can remember from my school days was walking into the lunch room. The lunch room is awful if you don’t have assigned seats and you have...

Involved or No? Establishing a Good Relationship With a Teacher and School

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I almost feel unqualified to write this because I am not a teacher. I wanted to be a teacher but for various reasons, I never went to school for it and I regret it...

It’s Time to Slow Down and Stop Glorifying Busy

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It was only a few years ago that I was a self-described busy Super Mom. When my kids first entered school I was determined to do it all. I was going to work full...

Teacher Gift Made From Recyclables!

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I am just going to through it out there that I’m that mom who brings a gift for the teacher on the first day. And Christmas, Teacher Appreciation, and the last day of school,...

Choosing Compassion Even When It’s Hard

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For the last three summers in particular I have made a conscious effort to not watch the news. Every summer we hear of a few deaths involving children left in cars when temperatures soar...

The Best Family Vacation We’ve Ever Had

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Our family is really into road trips and we have a goal of seeing all 50 states. We also don’t have a lot of money to put towards a family vacation so we’ve had...

Tween: A New Season of Parenting

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I am in a weird season of life in which I’m dealing with two kids who are in their tween/early teen years and two who are in the preschool stage. It definitely wasn’t the...

Working Vs Stay at Home Mom: We’re All Great!

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I remember when I was pregnant with my first child. I knew instinctively that I did not want to be a stay-at-home-mom. I don’t know if it was the beginnings of my postpartum depression...

Birds and Bees? More Like Hawks and Hornets: Having The Talk

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I have four kids and I remember being so scared to have The Talk with them. I’m not sure why because my parents were never awkward about it with me. They gave me factual...