Category Archives: Parenting

They say that growing up is hard to do…

I know the song says “breaking up” but I think growing up is hard to do, too. Tonight as I was tucking in my son he said, “What should we do with all my stuffed animals?  Put them in the … Continue reading

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Friends or Feelings

You want to be there for your friends, but sometimes your needs and your friends’ needs are incompatible, and you have to make a choice. Even for adults it can be a tough choice, but for a 6-year-old, it’s heart-wrenching. Continue reading

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Raising Her Voice

What I want more than almost anything else is for my daughter to have a voice in this world, to know her thoughts and ideas are valued, and her opinions are worth expressing. She has a great big brain and … Continue reading

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Doing Something Right

My son eats like he’s been raised by wolves, and I have thought about selling him to the next band of gypsies to happen by. But he also has shining moments that tell me despite all we are doing wrong, we must be doing something right. Continue reading

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My Girl, the Frog

You know that story about a frog and boiling water? That’s my daughter. Continue reading

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When You’re Right…

Some things you can’t teach – it’s just part of who we are… Me: K, you’re buckled first? It’s a miracle! W: Yeah, it’s a miracle because you were first in the car. K: No I wasn’t. You were first. … Continue reading

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Love You More Than…

In the wake of the shootings in Connecticut, I have lots of things I want to say.  But I want to start with a message of love, because it’s easiest (and I need easy right now).  So I will share … Continue reading

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