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Why I’m Glad They’re Smushed Together

Someone told me this week that they could in no way do what I was doing, having three kids three and under. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this….

In One Ear and Out the Other

I was driving around, running errands the other day with the kids when all of a sudden a fight broke out between two of them. Mean words and blame shifting…

Good and Angry

I used to be such an agreeable person. Has anyone else been amazed by the force of emotion your children can produce within you? I admit with shame that one…

A Little Reminder

Being a mom of young kids has just about exhausted me the last two weeks. My husband has been out of town probably 10 out of the last 14 days…

No Party, Just Family

by Paula Dumas “But everyone is going to be there!” my son argued. And thus began our teachable moment about protecting family time by saying no to every birthday party…

Camp Communication

My big girl just went to camp. When I dropped her off, it felt like the first day of kindergarten all over again. My heart squeezed in my chest, and…

Mom and the City

by Paula Dumas Balance has officially gone Hollywood. Did you catch The Today Show interview with Sarah Jessica Parker a while back? She was asked if she would consider doing…

Who am I, Again?

Sometimes I feel faceless. A couple of weeks ago after noticing the rather bleak “I’m gonna crack” expression on my face, my husband shooed me out the door with the…

Yum! Humble Pie.

Sometimes I am so discouraged, even scared, by my daily, hourly failures as a mom. What will my kids become with a mom like me? I wonder. Who in their…

Summer Vacation

Have you noticed all the articles and news stories about how adults are packing too much into their lives and that we all need to learn to relax? Experts report…

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