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Worst Days that Make the Best Stories

Sometimes, It’s the Worst Days that Make the Best Stories …

On the best of days, I’m not much of a planner. When I was in college, I declared my major based on the classes I liked the most. When I graduated, I applied for...
The Kind of Parent I Thought I Would Be

The Kind of Parent I Thought I Would Be vs. The Kind of Parent...

For most of us, having kids is an experiment in idealism. From early on, we have visions of the kind of parent we will be. For me, I was going to be the kind...
Loss of Dignity

A Slow Disintegration: The Loss of My Dignity

When I became a mother, I knew there were going to be a lot of things I would sacrifice. I knew I’d lose sleep, my pre-baby body, free time, any extra spending money… That’s...
Reflections-of-me

Reflection of Me: What I Learn About Myself From Watching My Kids

The first time I realized that my life was destined to be an ongoing game of Simon Says with me in the role of Simon was when my oldest daughter was three. We were...
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...

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