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Mama Bear Moxie: Let your kids find their own passions

I would much rather my kids participate in something that they love rather than make them go out for the sport that I think they should do


Mama Bear Moxie: Paying with cash shouldn’t be a thing of the past

I found myself apologizing for having cash, then I realized apologizing for offering money for a product is absurd.


Mama Bear Moxie: It doesn’t get easier; it just gets different

Parenting doesn’t get easier, it just changes.


Mama Bear Moxie: Top five parenting books to read in 2019

I have read many parenting books over the years and have found that most of them can be quite helpful when raising kiddos.


Mama Bear Moxie: Make 2019 the year you hit the books

However, last year, I decided to make a simple, dedicated choice: read more.


Mama Bear Moxie: Reflecting on the past year with the Spokesman

I have to say my Spokesman readers are some of the more vocal readers of my columns.


Mama Bear Moxie: Finding friends in the same season of life

Making new friends as an adult is just awkward sometimes, but it is oh so important.


Mama Bear Moxie: Parenting styles can come with their own risks

There are classic types of parenting styles like attachment or positive parenting but I wanted to spend some time today discussing the dangers of modern types of parenting.


Mama Bear Moxie: Five cheap, easy Christmas traditions

I find myself always looking for ways to make the holiday season more special for my kids. There are always plenty of things to do and events to attend but …


Mama Bear Moxie: Walking the line of sticking up for yourself

I will never apologize for sticking up for myself.


Mama Bear Moxie: Ditching the turkey this year

But, I’m putting my foot down this year. Here’s my list of reasons why I’m going turkey-less:


Mama Bear Moxie: High expectations often lead to disappointment

I tend to have high expectations on most everything in life. I have high expectations of myself, my husband and my kids. I have high expectations on how I think …


Mama Bear Moxie: Every kid is smart in their own way

In our household we have had many conversations about the differences of our kids. We have redefined the term “smart” in our household and have decided that it isn’t just …


Mama Bear Moxie: The trials, tribulations of the chore chart

I have tried numerous chore charts for my kids. Some have partly worked and some have not worked at all.


Mama Bear Moxie: To everything there is a season

I was reminded, yet again, you can learn a lot about a person by what they purchase at a store.


Mama Bear Moxie: The power of a paycheck

Over the years, I have done a wide variety of extra jobs that helped bring in some extra cash. There was one thing I learned from all these jobs: There …


Mama Bear Moxie: You should just adopt

When you adopt many people will tell you different things. You’ll hear all about the worst adoption failures out there as well as what people think about adoption. You’ll be …


Mama Bear Moxie: Rediscover the magic of the library

The library is a fantastic maze of information…go get lost in it!


Mama Bear Moxie: Navigating changing gender roles

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Mama Bear Moxie: Surviving back to school on a budget

Tips and tricks to save money on the back to school shopping trip.


Mama Bear Moxie: Teaching little ones independence

Here are a few tips to help preschoolers gain a bit more independence and make your job easier as a parent.


Mama Bear Moxie: Getting ready for college drop offs

I wanted to share my thoughts to both parents and incoming freshman who will be moving to college soon.


Mama Bear Moxie: Though they’re young, they deserve respect

I started noticing that my immediate first thought was, “You can’t be serious. How does this kid know anything?” and then I stopped and realized how wrong that idea is.


Mama Bear Moxie: Children need to get enough sleep

It became very clear to me as a young mother that sleep was an important part of my children’s health. Establishing a sleep schedule for my babies paid off as …


Mama Bear Moxie: Makeup doesn’t define beauty

I’m being careful about what I say to my daughter when she does put on a headband or pretty dress because I want her to have self-confidence but also want …


Mama Bear Moxie: Time for kids – and mama – to learn some independence

I have realized that I need to give my two two sons more chances to gain some independence. They can’t stay under my wing forever, and I can’t protect them …


Mama Bear Moxie: Spend the money on professional photos

The extra cost of professional photographs last the test of time


Mama Bear Moxie: Free things to do with your kids this summer

When you are a stay-at-home mama with little ones in the house it can be hard trying to plan fun things to do on a shoestring budget. I remember those …


Mama Bear Moxie: No top sheet, please

I heard in recent headlines that some millennials don’t sleep with top sheets on their beds. It made me laugh because we are a strict “no top sheet” family and …


Mama Bear Moxie: Keep back to school shopping in August

Summer vacation has just started and already there’s a catalog on my counter trying to convince me to purchase a backpack. I’ve barely finished unloading a forest full of crumpled …