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Oct28
The Boundary Between You and Your Child

The Boundary Between You and Your Child

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My nearly man-sized child is sitting with me in the pediatrician’s office awaiting his physical. I look around at the harried new moms with the tiny babies strapped into carseats, the screaming toddlers jumping off of the wee chairs and the waiting room strewn with toys. Soon I won’t be bringing my son here anymore….

Oct20
16 Things I Have Learned About Being a Mother

16 Things I Have Learned About Being a Mother

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I have discovered over the years that mothering isn’t about the big issues: breast vs. bottle, to circumcise, or not, cry-it out or never sleep again… No, the things that matter most are the little things, the small lessons we pick up along the way. They are the legacy we pass on to our children. They are the things are children will remember us for, good or bad.

Oct07
How to Punish Your Tween, Survivor Style

How to Punish Your Tween, Survivor Style

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What happens when you leave your tween son’s punishment in the hands of his siblings? Hilarity, that’s what.

Sep30
Working Mother’s Guilt, the Myth of Balance and Perfection

Working Mother’s Guilt, the Myth of Balance and Perfection

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This past weekend I was traveling by plane and the man sitting next to me struck up a conversation. He told me about his wife, kids, house, job… on and on. And, as is usually the case, I volunteered very little about myself. It is a strange thing that on the internet I don’t hold much back, but in real life I am reserved and cautious about what I share….

Sep23
When the Tables are Turned on Mommyblogging

When the Tables are Turned on Mommyblogging

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I have spent over six years talking about my life on the Internet. I have always tried to be sensitive to my children and to tell the stories from my perspective as their mother. If I have learned anything in all these years of parenting it is that the things I worry about, or am concerned about, most often turn out to be the wrong things anyway. So why worry….

Sep15
The Line in the Sand

The Line in the Sand

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I have been eating my words for a long time. Almost 16 years. There are few things left to which I say “never” and admittedly most of those things have the words “as long as you are a minor and living in my house” preceding the word never.

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