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Sierra Sullivan

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Navigating Peer Influence

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As my son completed his kindergarten year, I began to reflect on the school year. Overall, the school experience was positive for our son and family. However, one thing that I felt unprepared for...

The Week Without Dad

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My husband recently traveled for work. Although this wasn’t the first time he’s traveled for business, it was the first time since having our second child. In the weeks leading up to his trip,...

Mommy, Will You Play With Me?

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“Mommy, will you play with me?” I hear this question at least five times before I enjoy my breakfast. When my kindergartener gets home from school, I’m inundated by the same question while I’m...

Black History Month Changed My Perspective on Raising Biracial Children

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My family and I reside in a suburban community outside the city, and while it is diversifying, our interracial family is still a minority. For that reason, we normalize conversations about race and do...

Taco Tuesday Gives Me Hope

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My kids are picky eaters. Staples in our house include pancakes, waffles, strawberries, apples, yogurt, macaroni and cheese, plain pasta, cheese pizza, and oatmeal. The youngest is a little more “adventurous.” She will eat...

No Social Media Sunday

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In April 2021, I decided it was time to break up with my phone after realizing my screen usage was much higher than I anticipated. After making a few changes, my screen time was...

I’ve Never Seen An Adult Cry

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I can’t recall how the conversation started, but as we stood in the dark of the morning waiting for the bus, my 5-year-old said, “I’ve never seen an adult cry.” I was a little...

There Is No Right Way: Reflection on Life as a Stay at Home Mom

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I’ve been living the stay-at-home mom life for about five months now. I transitioned into this season with very few expectations. There were three things that I desired, to be more present for my...

Potty Training: I Wasn’t Ready

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As my daughter’s second birthday approached, I started to think about potty training. This wasn’t my first go around, but I found myself feeling nervous about embarking on the potty training journey with my...

Thank You for This Summer

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Dear Sierra, Thank you for this summer. You didn’t realize how much you needed it until you were knee-deep in. By the end of spring, stress and anxiety were mounting. You were on the cusp...

Lessons Learned From the Fathers in My Life

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This month we celebrate Father’s Day. A day set aside to honor the men that make a difference in our lives through their presence and actions. Oftentimes, the influence of fathers can be overshadowed...

Fishers Summer Bucket List

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Summer is just around the corner! Have you created your summer bucket list yet? This year summer will be the start of a new journey for me and my family. I recently decided to...

Breaking Up With My Phone: Making Small Changes to Manage Screen Time

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I’m breaking up with my phone.  During the month of January, our pastor led our church through a series called Atomic Habits, based on the book of the same name by James Clear. In the...

Family Quiet Time: A Practical Solution for a Tired Mom

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Even with our calendars suddenly empty and quarantined to our homes for an extended period of time, I suspect that most of us still did not experience real rest in 2020. As December rolled...
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