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A Flip in Priorities :: From Janet Jackson’s Choreographer to PTA President

I became a mom, and then it happened. I abandoned pretty much all of my dreams, and I’m okay with that. I no longer need a successful screenwriting career; I just want my children to sleep through the night, every night for a week straight. I no longer need to be a high-powered executive; I […]

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Discipline Sucks: Confessions of a Pacifist

First thing’s first. I’m not completely a pacifist. I actually think violence can be justified in some circumstances, like self-defense or in defense of others. But when it comes to children, I am completely a pacifist. I don’t think striking a child is ever warranted. Ever. And, for me, even raising my voice to them […]

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Why it’s OK for a mom to need time away from her baby

As an only child, I’ve always had a deep-rooted appreciation for alone time. It’s how I recharge my battery after a long, trying day. My husband, being the youngest of three, on the other hand, rarely has the urge to sit in a quiet room and scroll mindlessly through Instagram in total solitude as a […]

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Before and After

Before and After. We know the concept all too well. As in “I was _____ [insert negative adjective], but now I’m _____ [insert awesome adjective]!” With photo documentation of how bad Before was and how amazing After is, of course. The Before and After of becoming a Mom is not so cut and dry. I wasn’t […]

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