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Dec24
Zen and the Art of Molasses Cookies

Zen and the Art of Molasses Cookies

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Through years of challenges, one cookie has steadied me every single holiday season. Is it magic? Maybe. I’m not going to rule it out.

Dec22
My Toddler Is Pulling Out Hair…Her OWN

My Toddler Is Pulling Out Hair…Her OWN

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A toddler is falling asleep by self-soothing and pulling out tufts of her own hair. Clearly her mom is concerned. What can she do?

Dec18
Harassment vs. Helicoptering

Harassment vs. Helicoptering

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A reader asks if she should stop in when her middle schooler is being harassed, or if it’s too much. I have soap box for this one.

Dec16
It’s a Miracle Any Of Them Live To Adulthood

It’s a Miracle Any Of Them Live To Adulthood

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We’ve all missed an illness or worse-than-we-realized injury in our little kids, but does it stop happening when they get older? Not exactly. At least we’re not alone.

Dec09
Tell Me How To Feel About: THE LEASH

Tell Me How To Feel About: THE LEASH

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Kids on leashes. Probably one of the top parenting choices all but guaranteed to earn you some judge-y side-eye or comments from strangers, even more so than say, breast- or bottle-feeding in public.

Dec08
College Worries, Big and Small

College Worries, Big and Small

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As I try to prepare both my kid and myself for her launch out of the nest next year, I’m realizing my worrying strategy may be skewed (but I’m okay with that).

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