Tag: parenting

Walking Through Hell

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You think it won’t be your family, then it is. About three years ago, my dad was getting ready to leave from his visit to...

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....

We Didn’t Lose a Year

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“We didn’t lose a year. We just redirected it.” These words from my daughter's preschool director really resonated with me. I’ve been struggling this year...

Winning the Vegetable Battle

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Raise your hand if you struggle to get your kids to eat their vegetables. Yes, I see your hands, and I know that even kids...

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...

5 Positive Changes for Our Family

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2020 was a year that changed everything. As we faced a world where almost nothing felt the same anymore, we reevaluated what was important...

Positive Parenting: Don’t Water The Weeds

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Don't water the weeds. When I heard a parenting expert that I follow on Instagram (@simplyonpurpose) suggest this as a strategy for ending unwanted behavior...

One Isn’t the Loneliest Number: Why I’m “One and Done”

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I remember the day I had my daughter like it was yesterday. The simultaneous feeling of having been hit by a truck and the...

When COVID-19 Comes to Your Home

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I’m starting this post with a disclaimer: we had an extremely mild case compared to many people in this country and the world. This...

Surviving Winter

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I don’t know about you, but every winter, I find myself (and my kids) getting antsy by the end of January, wishing that spring...