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Tag: parenthood

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,...

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...

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...

Becoming a Single Income Household:: How We Make It Work

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Let's face it, we live in a dual income household society. Becoming a single income family isn't always possible for many families. In my...

Moving with Toddlers – Tips to Keep Your Sanity

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Moving day is always a challenge. Add a toddler into the mix, and you’ve got a glorified circus on your hands. Having moved with...

Free-Range Parenting with Elite Sports Clubs

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Is it just me, or do other parents look at their kids at least once a week and marvel and how much they’ve grown?...

Drowning Dangers: My Son Nearly Died Right in Front of Me

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Last summer, we packed our three kids in the minivan and hit the road to Michigan to spend a weekend hanging out at the...