Oftentimes, it seems as though our personal journeys towards becoming self confident starts with unpacking the things rooted in our childhood that made our instinct to believe in ourselves dwindle. As parents, we have the distinct honor and responsibility of...
National Infertility Awareness Week April 18 - 24, 2021 Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter your race, religion, sexuality or economic status, infertility does not discriminate. National Infertility Awareness Week focuses on removing the stigma and barriers that...
There is no question 2020 was challenging in many ways. And those challenges are far from behind us. But it also provided a meaningful lesson… focus on what you CAN control. Like many, last year was about resiliency, the ability...
The holiday season is here, which means it is essential to think about what you are grateful for. Many feel thankful for physical health, family, occupation, home, so many things - especially your children - but, is your child...
I need help. Can we talk? So often as adults we read columns written by other adults; in this column, we flip the script and hear from a child’s perspective what it’s like to be anxious and live in uncertainty....
  Visiting my elementary aged kids at school for lunch is like being on safari watching a bunch of wild animals in their natural habitat. I could narrate my observations much like an episode on National Geographic. “Here we see a...
“Catch them being good.” Most parenting advice includes these words of wisdom. The idea is that we should praise children for good behavior, both as positive reinforcement and to promote self-esteem. Who would argue? We all want to encourage...

A Kind Heart

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According to Elizabeth Stone, parenting is “to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Like most moms, I’m probably a bit overprotective. I want my children to experience all the good in life. To...
My husband's vacation time was up and he returned to work when our daughter was three weeks old. I could see no feasible way to do anything besides take care of her and maybe microwave some leftovers for lunch....
Kids grow up. That’s what they do. If you feed them - which it’s illegal not to – and time passes, they will grow up. The older they get, the busier they (and you) get. I remember when our biggest...

I Am Sorry

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It was the end of a long day. My husband and I were having our usual debrief of the day’s happenings when all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, our friendly chat turned into something a bit more...
“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can....

Work, Interrupted

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It was a hot summer evening a few weeks ago, when I found myself driving home from a busy day of mom-ing in jammed traffic with two sweaty kids in the backseat. The better part of the afternoon had...
I’m a classic middle child in my family - but also a little bit of an oldest. I had the unique position when I was growing up that, for a lot of the school weeks during the year, it...

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Experience Gifts – It’s All in the Delivery

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Parents can sometimes shy away from giving experience gifts because they lack the wow factor of the hottest new toy. However, with a little...
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