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Parenting

What’s for Breakfast?

In our home, we believe in eating foods that we love and offer nourishment (sometimes that means just nourishment for the soul). We’ve gotten a lot of strange looks from doctors and others when our daughter shares her typical breakfast. You can see a green color creep from their jaw toward their cheeks. “Pickles and […]

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Career

The Instinct to be Liked

One of the side benefits of my endless commutes is the opportunity to be introduced to really interesting people through podcasts. And recently, I heard an interview with Tara Mohr about coaching women into leadership roles and was blown away by the many things she had to say. As soon as I got out of […]

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Career
Life

There is No Undo Button in Life

There is an old Jewish tale to teach children about gossip. It goes something like this: The rabbi called a little boy to his office who was often gossiping around town. The child claimed his words did not matter because he could simply apologize and take them back whenever he needed. The rabbi, determined to […]

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Parenting
Perspective

When Your Children are Better at Sorry than You

It was one of those nights. One of those nights when everyone is exhausted, at the end of their proverbial ropes. My husband was working and I was trying to scrounge up some dinner. And naturally, when all I could use in the world was a few minutes of peace and quiet, my kids started […]

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Parenting
Parenting Mission
Perspective

Changing How We Think of Success

By now, we’ve all heard about the big college application fraud scandal and read plenty of commentary on it. I can’t get it out of my head. Here’s the thing – I cannot wrap my head around how any parent could waste that much energy caring which school their children go to. And yes, these […]

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It's Okay to Ask for What You Need | Marriage is About Helping Each Other
Marriage
Partnership

It’s Okay to Ask for What You Need

My marriage is built on the assumption that we are full partners in life. That means each one of us does our best to help the other in the best ways we can. But we are not mind readers; we have to ask for what we need. The trouble with this straightforward understanding of our […]

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I'm at War with My House | Making Peace With Constant Mess
Life
Parenting

I’m at War With My House

There’s a war that’s been happening in my house. It’s been going on for years now – since about the time my daughter turned one. You might think of it more like a cold war than a violent one. Each side has been building up arms, testing out bombs in remote areas, but not a […]

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Looking for Inspiration? | A List of Books to Inspire You
Life
Perspective

Looking for Inspiration?

I started Ordinary Days, Meaningful Life to share my journey toward finding perspective, seeking inspiration, and learning to let go. Scary as it is to share this stuff so openly, I decided to start it in the hopes that if I share the meaning I’m discovering in my life, you too will discover new meaning in your […]

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Better to be Unsettled | Discovering Your Many Gifts and Going for Them
Career
Life

Better to be Unsettled

This blog existed for almost two months before anyone knew about it. The first post I shared with anyone was the 18th post on the site. Actually, I hadn’t even intended on sharing the blog at that point, but the piece was so important and felt so big, I knew I had to share it. […]

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Extracurricular Nonsense | What Do Your Kids Really Need After School?
Parenting
Parenting Mission

Extracurricular Nonsense

Most of us moms are waiting until the day someone finds us out and hands out the Worst Mom of the Year certificate. We’re each holding onto a different issue filled with guilt. There seem to be all these societal “rules” to follow that none of us can keep up with. And here’s my secret […]

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