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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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Home for the Holidays

Spending time with family over the holidays is like paying taxes. If you’re lucky, and you’ve invested enough over the year, you might get something back from it. If you’re not so lucky, you’re...
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For Love of a Cat: How Our Pets Have Helped Us Heal

If the whole world can be broken into two categories, cat people and dog people, I’ve always been a dog person. Hands down. Dogs are cool. They love passionately and unconditionally. They greet you...
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Sometimes All You Want is a Banana …

My friend called me the other day and as soon as I answered the phone, she shouted, “All I wanted was a &$*#^% banana!!!” That’s a tough one to come back to. I mean,...

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