Category Archives: parenting

5 Ways to Help a Toddler in Distress

Toddlers certainly add excitement to our lives, don’t they? One minute they’re on top of the world singing and dancing across the living room. And the next, they’re a pile of tears on the kitchen floor. They can often seem like a ticking emotional time bomb. We’re never quite sure what will set them off….

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Working mom: the highs and lows as captured by a 6 year old

She does this dance. A genuinely happy, exuberant, twisting, jumping, and twirling dance. And it’s all for me. Her wide, crooked smile greets me as I pull into the garage. It’s dark. I’ve been gone all day. The last time I saw her was early in the morning at kindergarten drop-off. We exchanged “kissing hands”,…

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You don’t need a costume to be a superhero

Dear Parents, Your child thinks the world of you. Yes, you. You are it. The best. The funniest. The smartest. A real life hero. Sure you may not feel exactly like the superhero type when you’re hustling everyone out the door during the morning rush. Do superheroes really have to say everything at least 10…

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What children can teach us about death

I had no idea where she went. I thought she didn’t want to hear anymore of my fore-warnings or failed attempts to make it all okay. My husband and I had been prepping her for weeks…any day now, honey. Pinkie’s not looking so good. Somehow, on that night, at 5 years old, she knew. She…

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Survival tips for traveling with kids in tow

Vacation is fun. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a long anticipated 2 weeks spent on the beach with just you and your family. We all need this family reprieve every now and then. But we all know…getting there with kids in tow can (sometimes) be the exact opposite of fun. It’s. Hard. Work….

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At the end of the day…5 tips for reconnecting as a family

Walking in the door after a long day of clinic is both the best and frankly, the hardest part of my day. I still get the running with excitement to greet me…sometimes even with homemade art projects thrust into my face. All in the name of love. And I love it. But I’m exhausted. And…

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Dad: More than just BBQs and Fireworks

I suppose this is my somewhat belated public show of appreciation for good and involved Dads everywhere. But, mainly it’s to the one that my two kids call Dad. My husband. An amazing Dad. And I don’t say that lightly. I know how good my kids have it. I know that they will never really…

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