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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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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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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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I'm at War with My House | Making Peace With Constant Mess
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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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Extracurricular Nonsense | What Do Your Kids Really Need After School?
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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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What Would I Say To My Daughter? | Get Unstuck and Make a Decision
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What Would I Say to My Daughter?

In the fight or flight moments of life, my natural response is almost always flight. Well, not so much flight as crawl into bed and turn on Netflix. At times, when dilemmas in my life invoke fear, I have felt completely paralyzed. Flight. The paralysis encroached about a year ago when I was considering calling […]

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Holy Halloween | How a Secular Holiday Brings Meaning
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Holy Halloween

I love Halloween and I have for about as long as I can remember. I’m not an obsessed, pinterest-y kind of Halloween girl. Usually, I throw on a tutu or a Wonder Woman t-shirt; no elaborate costumes for me. We carve a couple of pumpkins, usually with triangle eyes and sloppy mouth, no elaborate decorations […]

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Let the Children Thrive | Focus on Resilience Instead of Success
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Let the Children Thrive

What does it mean to thrive? To flourish? These terms have picked up popularity in the last decade or so. With websites, books, psychological terms and more all embracing and using these terms, it seems to me that the popularity must be in direct correlation with the rising feelings of apathy, fear, and loneliness in […]

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Enjoy it While You Can | Unhelpful Advice for Tired Stressed Moms
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Enjoy it While You Can

It happens at least once a week. I’m in the middle of parenting chaos, exhaustedly chasing a child through a building somewhere and an older woman will turn to me, with a sigh and a tear in her eye, and say, “Enjoy it while you can. They grow so fast.” And then I smile and […]

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#ParentingFail | Learning From My Parenting Mistakes
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#ParentingFail

Sometimes, parenting feels like a long string of fails with just a few wins here and there. There are so many days it feels like almost no matter what you choose, you just can’t win. And then there are these times, when you have such an astoundingly obvious insight, that you can’t help but feel […]

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