Tag: growing up

Is My Child Suffering from Burnout?

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A few days after a glowing parent-teacher conference about our 10-year-old, maybe the best one we’ve ever had, she came down with a cold....

A Blast From the Past

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I wish I could be magically transported to my childhood and adolescent years, for these were the years where I was carefree and had...

A True Story of a Fairy Tale Friendship

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Do you believe in fairy tales? Once upon a time, in a little town in Connecticut, there lived a brunette, straight-haired little girl and her...

The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Received

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There's really no way to fully "prepare" for becoming a parent. I mean, you can check things off your to-do list by preparing a...

My Child is NOT Broken (and neither is yours)

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In a few short days, my amazing first-born son will turn five. FIVE! The age of really learning to read, increased independence, stronger opinions,...

Your Senior Was Admitted. But Is Your Teen Ready for College?

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Did you know that if you help a butterfly out of its cocoon, it will die? The struggle to get out of the cocoon...

Living With My Grandma

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It was the spring semester of my freshman year in college. Not only was I still completely homesick, but I had spiked a fever...

Preserving Childhood

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Why are we as parents always in such a rush for our children to grow up? Let's start preserving childhood! It seems like we always...

Goodbye Old Toys

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Goodbye old toys. As I pick you off play shelves for the last time, I recall how your arrivals once brought so much joy...

2020 Highlights

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has been one for the history books. And not in a good way. Coronavirus and the...