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National Single Parent Day - Honoring the Parenting Journey

National Single Parent Day – Honoring the Parenting Journey

The job of parenting is never an easy one, but for single parents, the parenting journey can be a particularly rough road. Single parents do the job of two—juggling child-rearing, work, maintaining a household—all while shouldering alone the stress (and joy) of parenting. This leaves a single parent with little time for personal pursuits, leisure […]

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It’s National Craft Month! Celebrate with Fun Spring Crafts for the Family

March is National Craft Month and you know what that means – time to break out the glue sticks and have construction paper at the ready! There’s something magical about watching your children create something of their own. Whether it’s the first time they’re scribbling with a crayon, or they’re taking home first place from […]

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Time to Unplug: Tips to Connecting in a Overly Disconnected World

Tweet, Text, DVR, Bluetooth, Insta Story, Snapchat, YouTube video, etc. We live in such a technologically driven world.  I mean I left my phone at home the other day and thought I was going to go crazy not having it near me for a whole 8 hours.  Our society is more connected yet disconnected than […]

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2019 Word of the Year: Identity

2019 Word of the Year: Identity

Warning: what lies ahead is a post of honesty and sincere reflection.  (You’ve been warned.) Many years ago, I gave up on making new year’s resolutions.  Instead, I embraced the trend of choosing a word, one word, that would be my focus and intent for the year ahead.  This past year, I focused on “rest” […]

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Strategies for Promoting Cognitive Development at Home

Strategies for Promoting Cognitive Development at Home

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rainbow Child Care Center. Raleigh Moms Blog only partners with sponsors who we feel bring the most value to our readers. Our young children are growing so quickly not just physically but also mentally and intellectually. They are moving through their daily lives observing and engaging with the world […]

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Mommy, You're Peach, and I’m Brown: Creating Open Conversations about Adoption

Mommy, You’re Peach, and I’m Brown: Creating Open Conversations about Adoption

“Mommy, you’re peach, and I’m brown,” she said. “I know honey, is that ok?” I asked. Without hesitation and a smirk running toward the toy box, “Of course mommy, don’t ya know.” In 2012, I adopted my daughter as an infant. I suppose you could say my biological clock didn’t strike midnight until around the […]

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