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Apr01
Mothering Meltdowns, Revisited

Mothering Meltdowns, Revisited

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I happen to think that people need to chose their words carefully. To think about the consequences of those words. To think beyond their own personal validation. Are you willing to risk relationships with the words you chose to write? What matters more to you? And what if those relationships are with your children?

Mar31
How to Host Your Child’s First Sleepover

How to Host Your Child’s First Sleepover

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It happens to all parents– sooner or later, we have to host a sleepover.

Mar30
How To Handle Your Child’s First Sleepover

How To Handle Your Child’s First Sleepover

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Congratulations! Your baby is growing up and sleeping at Other People’s Houses!

Mar16
Forgiving Others Is Easy, What About Forgiving Yourself

Forgiving Others Is Easy, What About Forgiving Yourself

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I always liked Lent; I remember it being a time to have a redo of your New Year’s resolution. It was a time when you could choose to do something or sacrifice something for 40 days. And 40 days was a lot more appealing than 365 days. Even now as an adult I still use Lent as a time to reflect and maybe make some changes that will stick around after the 40 days are over.

Mar04
Teens and Dating

Teens and Dating

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When my kids were younger and the subject of them dating would come up I would say that I wasn’t going to allow dating until they were married. I was only somewhat joking.

Feb25
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Raising Little Girls

Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Raising Little Girls

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I was out shopping with my daughter a few weeks ago when she pointed to a display rack of bras. They were bright and colorful. They were padded. They were in the little girl section of the store. I stood there in disbelief wonder why a 5, 6, even 8 or 9 year old would need a bra like this, especially a padded bra. Before I could say anything my daughter turned to me and excitedly asked for one.

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