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Enough with the Mommy-Shaming

I don’t know about you, but I’m completely over the mom-shaming. Check out any comments section of any parenting article. You’ll find it rife with all kinds of moms: the know-it-all mom, the one-upper mom, the condescending “never my child” mom, and the shaming mom. Advice, wisdom, guidance, support? Those comments are encouraging. Tearing other […]

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Tough Conversations With Your Child’s Teacher: A Guide from a Mom and Former Teacher

We’ve all been there: the kiddo comes home with a low grade or complaint about another student or teacher. If you are like most parents, approaching a potential conflict with your child’s teacher makes for murky and uncomfortable waters. When a student myself, my parents rarely intervened in my education. If I had an issue with a […]

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The Great House Purge

It’s the annual “It’s a New Year, For Pity’s Sake Remove All Thy Excess Stuff” purge of the house. Every Christmas season, I look forward to and dread our tradition of putting up the tree and decorations. On one hand, it’s magical and nostalgic. On the other, I have most of my own and my parents’ […]

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Surviving Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are rapidly approaching. As everyone seems to gear up with holiday cheer, the season marks a looming sore spot for those who are grieving. Whether you grieve the loss of a loved one or the loss of a marriage, grief is the unwelcome guest at every holiday occasion for some of us.  I’m all […]

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