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How to Reconnect with Your Spouse as a New Parent

Remember the early days when you and your spouse first got married? You couldn’t wait to spend time together when you woke up in the morning. You spent hours just…

Dethroning the Drama Queen

Allow me to begin with a disclaimer: I am new to parenting a teen daughter. I do not claim to be an expert but rather a newcomer sharing what worked…

Underqualified but Hired Anyway

I remember before ever getting pregnant, sometime in my mid-twenties, I had a dream. In the dream, I had a baby. Somehow this baby was standing before me already as…

Summer and Screen Time: 3 Ways to Win While Your Kids Are Out of School

Summer is finally here! And the kids are here.   At our house. All-day.   But unlike remote learning, which so many of us experienced this past year, summer is…

6 Ways to Help Your Child Grow

“Did you know that glass is stronger than steel?!” My husband was having a lively conversation with my oldest son as the kids ambled around their bedtime routine. My husband…

Let Your Kids Get Bored This Summer–It’s Good for Their Brains!

Ah, it’s summertime and the living is…easy? Not for the average mom who feels obligated to drive her kids to endless camps and classes as well as coming up with…

Summer… When Kids are Carefree and Working Mothers … Aren’t

OK.  Summer is almost here. I should be excited. I am excited.  I look forward to seeing my kids carefree, playing in the sprinklers, and determining that this is surely…

Summer’s Coming: “Yikes” or “Yay”?

My friend Sarah is in a panic. Pre-school isn’t even out yet and she’s already anxious about how she’s going to get through each day during the summer with three…

Mom-Self-Care in the Midst of Family Care

Over the past year, I’ve been in high-octane mothering mode. I know all of you are familiar with this. One or more of your kids suddenly has extra needs and…

A Lesson in Tenacity From My Daughter with Autism

Even though she is minimally verbal, my 9-year-old daughter Rachel can stick to a subject. For example, this year she decided she wanted to ride the special needs bus to…

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