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Mama Bear Moxie: Setting the family tempo with organization

I’ve been working hard at getting my house more organized. I’ve learned I feel better when things have a place in the home. It helps me relax to know where …

Mama Bear Moxie: Daily highs and lows give perspective to life, parenting

Our world can be just so negative. There are so many things that can make or break our day in terms of politics, social media or even our own inner …

Mama Bear Moxie: Wait and see, or visit the doc? It’s often a tough call

My youngest sister had her first baby a few weeks ago. It has been a joy to see her growing belly throughout pregnancy and be there when she delivered a …

Mama Bear Moxie: Chair mends torn pieces in our lives

I know that there will be a time when this chair goes to the burn pile. It is well past its prime, and its days are very well numbered. I …

Mama Bear Moxie: At-home camp with my son is truly sweet

My middle child is really into baking, and I found myself looking for a cooking or baking camp that he could attend that same week. While there were camps in …

Mama Bear Moxie: Finding silver lining in going natural

The sans makeup idea was a bit hard to stomach at first. I would question my decision to go to the store without a drop of makeup. I still sometimes …

Mama Bear Moxie: Neighborly love in rural communities

I think what I love the most about living in a rural community is, if there is a need in the community, it will be met. Not because anyone is …

Mama Bear Moxie: Give mom a break this Mother’s Day

I have fantasized of having a Mother’s Day where I got to go away for the day, or even the weekend, to spend all to myself. I could sleep in, …

Mama Bear Moxie: Spring brings hope and activity

Spring is not my favorite season. However, I have come to appreciate it over the past couple of years by watching how much my husband loves spring.

Mama Bear Moxie: My postpartum depression story

Maybe “normal” isn’t the right term for it but I knew that what I was feeling wasn’t right.

Mama Bear Moxie: Geocaching is a perfect family activity

Geocaching is basically a secret treasure hunt all over the world.

Mama Bear Moxie: What to know before booking a cruise

If you are thinking of booking a cruise, here are the top 4 things that you need to know.

Mama Bear Moxie: You can’t buy quality anymore

I am tired of buying new technology that just doesn’t stand up to life. I am tired of forking out hundreds of dollars for plastic pieces that fail because companies …

Mama Bear Moxie: Technology gap rears its ugly head

How can my kids be living in a world where they don’t know what a busy signal is?

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 …