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About justheather

Heather Sokol is the married mother of many amazing, active children through birth, adoption, and foster care. They have created in her a Sports Mom, Scout Mom, Band Mom, Dance Mom, Allergy Mom & avid coupon clipper. Is that miscellaneous enough for you? She shares her deals & tips at Inexpensively.com and reports progress on learning to be a grownup at JustHeather.com.
Website: http://heathersokol.com
justheather has written 94 articles so far, you can find them below.



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Bullying, Silence, and a Culture of Protection

Last night, the teen brought to my attention a horrible social media account designed for bullying. It was an Instagram page titled [School Name] Sluts which featured edited pics of students with rude messages, rumors, and a price tag. It was just awful. So I did what I do. I reported it for bullying, then […]

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Go number 2! (Sponsored Post)

Each year, at least one of our kids has a #2 jersey. By request. Because shouting “Go number 2!” when your kid gets up to bat? It’s just never not funny. It’s also a surefire way to get them to smile and relax before stepping up to the plate, taking a serve, to going in […]

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Twins

There’s something in adoption referred to as artificial twinning, when you adopt a child who falls within a 1-year age range from a child already in the home. It has both positives and negatives, and I researched it all. In the end, we decided not to do it because we felt our youngest’s strong personality […]

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We’re Number One (Sponsored Post)

When I watched the first Let’s Talk Bums video, something Cherry Healey said really struck me. We use delicate, carefully selected wipes on our baby’s bottom but only harsh, dry toilet paper on our own. And it isn’t just our behinds — somewhere along the way, we take a backseat to our kids. We miss […]

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Sportsball Season: It’s a Thing

Once upon a time, we had only one child. When she was about 4, she began to take an interest in sports and activities. She tried kickboxing, baseball, soccer, and ballet — but only one at a time. We were careful to limit her activities so the family did not get too overwhelmed. Then school […]

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Things We Don’t Say: #LetsTalkBums Ambassador

There’s a lot I don’t talk about online. Because I don’t want to feed the trolls. Because it’s not my story to tell. Or because foster care rules keep me quiet. Then there are the things we just don’t say in polite company. If you know me in real life, you’ve heard the potty mouth, […]

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