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Tag: parenthood

To the Mamas, In the Wake of Violence

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We woke up this morning to the news of yet another act of horrific violence. Humanity on humanity; pointless, meaningless, hatred-turned-violence. News like this...

Cancer: When the Fear Never Really Goes Away

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It’s Sunday night, and I just finished the Breast Cancer Guide. I’m wrapped in a blanket, drinking hot cocoa, and shivering from the flu....

Bedtime Battles — How to Get your Child to Go to...

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If you have a child who goes to bed easily and sleeps through the night, that is great. This article is not for you....

Witching Hour Survival Strategies

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4:30 PM. The kids are home from school and/or up from their naps. Dinner isn't quite on the table. The husband isn't quite home. The house...

The Importance of Chosen Family

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How do you define family? For a lot of people, when they think of family, they think of their parents, siblings, aunts, and uncles,...

Parenting Without Patience: A Lesson in Empathy

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I am the last woman on Earth that has the patience to parent. In truth, I’m awful with big emotions and talking back. I...

White Moms: We Can and We Must Do Better

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  Another senseless killing of a black man made national news this week. This time it was in Minnesota. His name was George Floyd, rest...

It’s Not Crabbiness, It’s ‘Rona Rage

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I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic,...

Dance Mom: Be the Best Partner

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  I have a lot of experience with dance moms. Even though I don't have a dancer of my own, I grew up taking ballet,...

Give Us a Break- Assuming the Best in Parenthood

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This parenting gig can be hard. We need more people to be assuming the best about us. Whether you stay at home with your...