Parenting… the education you didn’t expect, the love you never imagined, and the challenges you thought would break you. You’re not alone in this journey! Here’s a variety of articles, covering a range of topics, that have appeared on the pages of The Deliberate Mom.

Why I Allow My Children to Eat Dirt and Walk Barefoot

I recently visited a fellow blogger's site and enjoyed the pictures she had posted of ...
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What Have We Done?

Our home. Peaceful, quiet, playful and full of gentle laughter. Then the bubble burst. Our ...
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Random Thoughts After Having My Second Child

It is amazing how the "solitude" of having a baby can make so many thoughts ...
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How Long Could You Go Without Screen Time?

This question was posed at a recent screening that I attended of the fascinating Ground ...
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On Being A Mom

With Mother's Day around the corner, I felt compelled to share my own views on being a mom ...
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Are you looking for the perfect gift for your mom. You know the gift that makes your mom cry? Check out this suggestion for Mother's Day, your mom's birthday, or Christmas. This gift will surely be a sentimental treasure!

Make Your Mom Cry With this Perfect Gift!

I love finding the perfect gift for my mom. You know the one that the ...
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Parenting done right - we all strive for it. Have you ever thought there were some things you would NEVER do as a parent? Here is a list of things I've done - which I wouldn't have imagined doing prior to having kids!

When I Have Kids I’ll Never Do THAT!

The other day while waiting in line at the store, a preschool-aged child in the other line ...
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My Best Life: Quality Family Time

Last Week's StrategyLast week I reflected on all the wonderful people I know and I ...
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You've seen the stores full of books with tips on how to do life "right" and get "it" all done. Is it possible to live a balanced life? Can we do everything we want to do and accomplish all we want to accomplish? This post makes you ask yourself the question... is there such thing as a balanced life or is it a myth?

The Myth About Living A Balanced Life

I don't know who came up with it or where this originated from but I ...
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Santa Won’t Be Coming To Our House

Santa won't be coming to our house, this year or ever. This is a topic very ...
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How do you get everything done with a child in tow?! Parenting is far from easy but this advice is great! Check out these 14 great tips for running errands with children.

Running Errands With Children

Errands. Whether it's groceries to be purchased, dry cleaning to be picked up, gifts to ...
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It's the weekend and you want to do something special with your kids. but you're not sure what. Kids activities can be tough to think of on a whim. Check out this list of 40 fun activities to do with your kids.

40 Fun Activities To Do With Your Kids

Sometimes, in the hustle of everyday life we find it challenging to think of or ...
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When was the last time you played with your child? I’m not talking about handing your daughter a lump of play dough while you cook supper or the random artillery of questions you fire mindlessly at your son while flipping through a magazine. I’m talking about all out, completely engaged, play. Play is how children explore and make sense of their world. Forgot how to play? Here are some tips on how to play with your children.

Play With Your Children

Motherhood brings so many joys. From the first smile, to the first word, to the ...
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