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The One To-Do List You Cannot Live Without

My husband is on paternity leave, and I don't know how I'd do this without him, how anyone does. This two to three -- suddenly we don't have laps enough, suddenly, my arms are not long enough, suddenly, a baby is weeping, and so are my sons and I am too. read more

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Feeding America

Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. and helps provide food to over 46 million people each year. It all began in Phoenix, Arizona, more than five decades ago when John van Hengel was volunteering in a soup kitchen. read more

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One Mom’s Approach to Panhandling

“What does that sign say?” A question I often hear from the backseat as we’re stopped at an intersection. I’m aware of the person standing on the corner asking for money, and I know my passengers’ questions are inevitable. read more

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My Pact to Become Good at Failure

Sometimes I feel like a total failure as a mom. To be honest it doesn’t take much to convince myself I am letting the entire world down because of my failures both big and small. And it doesn’t just apply to mothering. I can tell you in great detail what I haven’t done and where I’m failing. read more

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How Do I Help my Child Fight Fear and Anxiety?

Fear and anxiety can be a normal part of taking the next step for kids, as well as adults, in whatever the next step means for their own comfort zone. Fear means that our brains are registering something as danger, and a physical response such as anxiety or fear are all normal reactions. read more