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Mom Guilt :: Does It Ever End?

An acquaintance recently shared her plans of moving to a new city, and we talked briefly about how relocations affect our children. My family and I have made several moves over the years, so the physical process of actually moving doesn’t faze me anymore. It’s the mom guilt that gets me. You know the drill: […]

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I'm a yeller

I’m a Yeller

I often think back to my perfect parenting days, you know, before I had kids and knew just what kind of parent I was going to be. I knew that I was going to be the parent that remained calm in the midst of my children’s tantrums. Who would respond with a zen-like manner when […]

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Kids in a Hot Car: A Cautionary Tale

Every year during the hottest days of the summer, there is usually at least one tragic story on the news or making the rounds on social media about a child being locked in a hot car. Most people either react with an abundance of sympathy and understanding or an abundance of smugness and judgment. Whenever […]

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How We Schedule Summer

Working at a school and being a “type-A” personality, I thrive on a schedule. That first week of “summer break” throws my mind and body for a loop. I don’t know what day it is, what time it is, or what’s coming up on the agenda. It’s almost like I have to find myself again. […]

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