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Learning to be Brave

Being brave took an interesting turn since my children both started school last fall. It's the first time I am home alone in a decade, and I find that I am not the same woman I was ten years ago. When I was a new mother, I was more risk adverse. More concerned with image. read more

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The Undone Won't Undo Me

It’s why I can get up today, after a night of interrupted sleep, and brew coffee and sit in my living room and write in the quiet, even though piles of clothes litter the floor in front of me, waiting to be donated. I will get to them. I resolve not to let the undone define or undo me. read more

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It's Not Just the Baby Crying

It’s hard to write about this because so many people make you think those first days, weeks and months of your child’s life should be the happiest of your life. And yes, I was overwhelmed with love for Mae, but I was also paralyzed by anxiety and worry. read more

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21 Questions to Jump Start a Conversation With Your Kids

When you ask your kids, “how was your day?” all you get are grunts and shrugged shoulders. So instead you try, “what did you do in school?” You hear one word: “Nothing.” Rather than push harder for responses to your standard end-of-the-school-day questions, try one of these conversation read more

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Raising Kids Who Know Who They Are

Raising kids to know who they are is no small task, especially when many of us still question our own identities. Raising kids to know who they are means we need to ditch these crazy standards we call normal, and choose wellness. read more