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After being with, around, adjacent to, and sometimes, weighed under my children almost non-stop since 2020, I've run out of things to talk about with them. That certainly does not stop them from continuously talking to {at} me all day....
"You Shouldn't Be Outside By Yourself" "Hey bud, can you go grab the recycling bin?" I asked my 3 year old, as I unloaded groceries from the back of my SUV. It was almost dinner time on a normal, non-descript...
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  “Free yourself from perfectionism,” my good friend OT McAlpine wrote in her blog, before introducing award-winning parenting guru, L R Knost’s quote: Parenting has nothing to do with perfection. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our...
Apologies can be powerful, and research has shown that a meaningful apology can help deescalate conflict, build or rebuild trust, and improve relationships. Children are taught at an early age that to apologize is powerful. They are also taught...
  The other day, as I was putting away laundry, I heard my six-year-old singing a popular Rosh Hashanah song that I've heard thousands of times throughout my life: "I like to hear the shofar blast. Sometimes slow and sometimes fast! I like...
When exactly did we buy into this lie that we could (and should) indeed live a “balanced” life? A quick search on Google lends all kinds of advice:: 7 Secrets of Successful People for Living a Balanced Life 5 Tips for Living...
Bless my pre-mom heart. Like most would be parents, I had all kinds of hopeful expectations about what kind of mom I would be. And then I had babies. Here are the top 5 lies I told myself before...
She spun around with her plate of spaghetti. There it was: splattered all over my freshly mopped floor. The dog immediately indulged himself in a hearty meal of meat and pasta. The food was now certainly unsalvageable. I never...
This month, my grandmother turns 99 years old. What a gift! I feel so lucky to still have her in my life. Her life has been long and filled with love. She taught my mother to be a mother,...

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