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Dec15
The Lies We Tell

The Lies We Tell

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Lying is a necessary part of parenting. Not lying about big things. It’s the small things, the so-called white lies. Any parent that tells me they never lie to their kids, well, I think they are lying.

Nov29
When the Kids Interfere with “Your Shows”

When the Kids Interfere with “Your Shows”

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I remember when I was a child my grandmother had certain programs on television that she like to watch. She would go through the TV guide and write down everything she wanted to see that week. She referred to them as her “shows.” Then she would post the list on the front of her refrigerator with one of the many magnets that were used to hold photos of the grandkids. That was some dedicated TV watching there.

Nov24
Being Thankful for the Little Things

Being Thankful for the Little Things

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As we enter into the Thanksgiving holiday I think it is important to think about all of the things that we have in our lives for which we are thankful. You know aside from the obvious ones, friends, family, health…. What are the things make my life better on a daily basis.

Nov09
Caught, Not Taught

Caught, Not Taught

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I’ve been thinking about the qualities that people most often comment about in my children and how they learned those things.

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….

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….

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