This is Childism

This is Childism

I recently took my kids and our puppy to the park. We had a nice time and on the way out of the park, my seven-year-old asked to hold the dog’s leash. Bodhi is a ten-month-old wire-haired terrier mix. He weighs twelve pounds and he is a good dog, but he hasn’t learned all his manners yet. I did not see a woman and […]

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Parenting Transitions High School Edition

It Ain’t Easy Being (a) Teen: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition into High School

I still remember the morning my friend Laura taught me the secret to leaving our weekly toddler playgroup without tears and meltdowns – either by my son or me – when I felt incapable of the seamless transitions Laura and her sweet daughter Lily always seemed to make. With six months more of parenting under […]

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awkward

Embracing Awkward

My most recent post, Embracing Average, is an attempt to take my status in life and understand it more fully. I am average, and I do not see that changing anytime soon. As I’ve come to learn, average is nothing to be ashamed of, and so I’m taking aim at some of my other attributes […]

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Nurturing Sibling Relationships (2)

FRIENDS FOR LIFE: Nurturing Sibling Relationships

My husband and I have three precious (but HUMAN) daughters. Our house is constantly abuzz with the sounds of siblings. Sometimes our ears are delighted with tinkling giggles but often our heads pound from the endless screeching, screaming and sobbing.  “She won’t let me play with the (insert absurdly noisy toy)!” “She called me stupid!” […]

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Best Summer Ever NEW

The Best Summer Ever

Hey Moms, summer isn’t quite over yet! Although you might be trying to get in all those appointments (i.e., dentist, sports’ physical, vaccines, etc.) before school begins next month, there is still plenty of time to fit in some July summer fun! Remember, we won’t have this July again. Next time this year, the kids […]

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Celebrating Grief

Celebrating Grief

The recent passing of Independence Day brings me to a sad place in my heart. I have many fond memories of sitting on a blanket in the grass with friends and family, waiting for the fireworks, eating delicious food, running around with sparklers, running away from our store-bought fireworks.  Yet since the year 2014, I […]

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Mom's Summer Reading List

Mom’s Summer Reading List

Recently, I’ve realized that I’m happiest when I have a book to read. Like basically every other human being under the age of 70, I have a crippling addiction to my phone. A few short minutes of quiet with nothing to look at leaves my junkie brain screaming for some kind of stimulation. If I […]

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