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Problem-Solving, Mommy Style

In quick-decision situations we don’t always have time to go through the process of problem-solving. Sometimes we have to just take a deep breath, pick one option and then hope for the best. read more

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With Love, from MOPS

Hello, Dearest, can you feel the love? read more

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The Hurry Makes Us Hurt

Ann Voskamp must have been reading my journal when she wrote, "The hurry makes us hurt" in her book, One Thousand Gifts. Voskamp is right. Hurry hurts. Hurry betrays us every time. Hurry is the alarm that interrupts our rest. Hurry is the thief that steals our joy. read more

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Raising Great Kids: Dealing with Selfishness

Trying to teach your preschoolers to be giving, but bumping up against bouts of selfishness? Here, Drs. Cloud and Townsend discuss developmentally appropriate expectations for how to deal with the ugly selfish monster in every kid. read more

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Noticing the Man In Front of Me

In between emails I glanced up from my screen and caught sight of my husband in full conversation on the phone across the table from me. His halfsie reading glasses on, gray around the temples. An aged version of the young man I fell in love with nearly twenty years ago. read more