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Motherhood: The Ultimate Identity Crisis

Fearless. That’s just one of the adjectives I have used in the past to describe myself. I was an extremely outgoing extrovert, who enjoyed traveling the world (with no issues or qualms about it), constantly searching for the next adventure or great business idea. The list of things that intimidated me was a short one, […]

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I’m Not Mean…I’m Just Mom.

Tucker was being particularly naughty that morning: whining, endlessly antagonizing, and recklessly wearing his sassy pants.  Our words flew between us, his picking up speed and intensity.  After a string of squabbles, he had reached his limit.  Shouting a nasty “No!” and presenting me with the meanest mug I ever did see, I stopped in […]

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Spotting Cultural Differences in Parenting: Helicopter vs Free-Range

Since I moved here from Switzerland eight months ago, people keep asking me about the main differences between my home country and the U.S. I have indeed discovered some obvious cultural divergences — especially in parenthood.  I find this quite surprising. The U.S. and Switzerland both belong to the ‘Western culture.’ They share a heritage of social norms, ethical […]

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