Author Archive | Rachel Anderson

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I Hope You Remember

The days are long, but the years are short.  If you are the parent of a young child, you’ve probably heard this phrase more times than you can count. This warning is often shared by parents who have survived the years of sleepless nights, diaper changes and temper tantrums. They know all too well how […]

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A Tribute to the Potty Training Mom

“Wow, Momma, that was a BIG poopie! Good job.” My son loudly offered me this praise in the Target bathroom. At the beginning of potty training, this comment would have thoroughly embarrassed me. But now, I don’t even blink an eye at all the bathroom talk. Thanks to potty training, I’ve talked more about potties […]

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Awkward Family Photos: Loving the Imperfect

“Say cheese!  Please stop moving for just a second.  Now look here.  Smile.  No, give me a nice smile.  That was too quick; I didn’t get it.  Let’s try again.  Backup – you’re too close to me.  Ok, now smile.  Cheeeese!! That wasn’t a good smile.  Alright, I guess that will have to do.”  I’m […]

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Motherhood: Acceptance and Perseverance

Motherhood is a balancing act. We’re constantly navigating the extremes of parenthood, finding our place between worry and nonchalance, planning and spontaneity, protecting and letting go. Motherhood is a continual evaluation and renegotiation between accepting change as it comes and persevering when it’s time to push for something better.    Balancing acceptance and perseverance can be […]

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Confessions of a Library Nerd: 7 Hidden Library Gems

I am a self-proclaimed library nerd. I have my library card number memorized, I visit my library’s website and app at least once a week, and my queue of reserved books usually has at least 10 books on it. As a mom, I’m intimately familiar with the invaluable resources the library offers. Story times, DVDs, […]

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Why I Needed a Parenting Coach

I’ve always known that parenting was going to be hard. Seasoned parents are often quick to point out this reality with new parents. But I figured that if I read enough parenting books, applied the tips of others and tried hard enough, the rest would fall into place. It turns out that these parenting skills […]

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