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Madness: Raising Teens

Although I’ve raised two daughters to adulthood and know parenting teens can be a job, it never ceases to amaze me that parenting teens is also downright hard.   Now…

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…

Listen to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

“Mama, look!” “Mama, watch this!” “Mama, why is the sky blue?” “Mama”… followed by a five-minute narrative about favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. “Mama, why does that lady have…

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…

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…

Sanity in the Storm

Lately my biggest issue is that I think I’m losing my mind. You might think that should be considered of paramount importance, but I think it was bound to happen–I…

Left or Right – “Mom” is a Common Sisterhood

Just a few short weeks ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wasn’t a household name.  But then this quite liberal, feminist-leaning, female leader in the public-policy arena said something so controversial – and…

The Written Word

When my children were just toddlers, I encouraged them to write. Most days my preschoolers had time where we would use our creative juices and let them flow all over…

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