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Kids and Self-Esteem

Kids and Self-Esteem: Nature or Nurture?

Report cards recently came home. Now, I am more than a little proud to say that I have smart kids. Not that their intelligence is always directly reflected by the grades they bring home,...
Even on the Worst Parenting Days

Even on the Worst Parenting Days, Your Kids Might Just Surprise You…

Parenting is not easy. On the best of days, parenting is not easy. On the worst of days, it’s close to impossible. In fact, it’s on those “worst days” that I usually devote at...
8 Things I’ve Learned About Having Kids That No One Could Have Told Me

8 Things I’ve Learned About Having Kids That No One Could Have Told Me

People say “kids don’t come with an instruction manual,” but rest assured, when it comes to raising kids, there is no shortage of material – or people – out there willing to tell you...
What Kids Hear

What I Say…And What My Kids Hear

I am certain that my children have no idea what I am saying at any given time. I sometimes wonder if I’m caught in some kind of Quantum Leap scenario in which I’m in...
My Kids Aren't Always Happy

My Kids Aren’t Always Happy

When babies are born, our entire existence becomes about making them happy. At the first sound of a cry, we immediately go in to full SWAT team mode, armed with diapers, pacifiers, bottles, blankets,...
Why I don't want my kids to be perfect

Why I Don’t Want My Kids to Be Perfect

Recently, my oldest daughter, who is a senior in high school, had an old friend come to visit her for a week. This particular friend had been her best friend for the first couple...
sleep time my time

My Kids’ Sleep Time is My Time

One of the first pieces of advice nearly every new mom hears is, “Oh, well you just need to make sure you sleep when they sleep.” I remember thinking this was great advice. I...
social-media

Keeping It Real: Parenting in the Age of Social Media

I was driving Girl 2 to track practice the other day when, in my peripheral vision, I caught her going into what looked to be some sort of medical distress. She had her phone...
nothing-goes-as-planned

When Nothing Goes as Planned …

At times, parenting seems to just be one giant series of events in which we end up staring helplessly at a mess and saying “Well, THAT just happened.”  But if you think about it,...
The Day Santa Died

The Day That Santa Died…

As a kid, I believed in Santa Claus for a long time.  Like, a long time.  And I believed hard.  It helped that my parents kept the magic alive by leaving out “Santa Claus...

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