June, 2011

How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 2

Editor’s Note: Read How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 1 Here The spring of 2011 has been a season of weather disasters in the U.S. To all of…

Headsize and Hearts

When Jackson was still in utero, my doctor looked at my husband’s head, turned to me, and said, “Didn’t your momma never tell you never to marry a big headed man? Now…

On Being ‘Overprotective’

Being a mom brings out the absolute “protect and preserve” gene in all of us, which can be a great thing. But it can also be a not so great…

Would You have Noticed Her?

She was moving directly toward us. My husband called my name and said, “Get the camera!” While we were standing on opposite sides of the narrow cobblestone street, he repeatedly…

How to Teach Your Kids To Do Just About Anything on Their Own

My five-year-old is fascinated by The Little Engine that Could. He leans his curly head against my arm while I read from the exhausted halt of the story’s toy-and-food-laden train — bound…

Single Parenting: An Adventure in Exhaustion

It’s been two years since I became a single mom to five wonderfully lovable and exhausting children. Pretty sure I never really understood exhaustion until now. Oh, I would complain about being tired, but…

What is the Level on Your Tank?

Summer has arrived for many of us and will be here soon for the rest of us. Kids will be or are out of school for the summer. This is…

The Power of The Selfless Unemployed

A few days ago, I spoke to a group called C3G that exists to help job-seekers in the Atlanta area network and support one another. I do a lot of corporate…

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