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Kristen Palmer

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – A Salty Halloween Treat

Carving pumpkins is so much fun and one of Halloween’s best traditions, but in my house the roasting pumpkin seeds is our favored event. Years ago, a friend of mine brought in some homemade toasted pumpkin seeds to work, and I have been addicted ever since.

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Kristen Palmer

Social Acceptance of Parents Who Smoke Cannabis

There are cute posts all the time like “Mama Needs Some Wine” or “Don’t Whine About Mama’s Wine Time.” They’re funny posts, relatable and no one bats an eye, but there are some that freak out when a mother posts a joke about smoking a joint…..I have a theory why.

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Kristen Palmer

He Tells Me I Am An Incompetent Mother. I Disagree.

Ever have negative, invasive, repetitive, unwanted thoughts that can strike you at any moment? Those overwhelming feelings of guilt? They can come out of nowhere and hit you like a ton of bricks. I struggle daily with anxiety and depression, whether I have a reason or not, I feel guilty all the time. I feel guilt so strongly that I can sometimes feel paralyzed. Most times the opposite happens and I end up…

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Kristen Palmer

How Kidney Stones Have Influenced My Parenting

Have you ever had a traumatic event or a physical ailment happen that was so bad, it shaped the way you parent? Well, my experiences with kidney stones were horrible, and had such a huge impact on me, that they have actually influenced how I mother my child. My situation also shaped the way I feel as a mother and my ability to tolerate pain.

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