Category: Parenting

We Are Grateful

We Are Grateful

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

How do we find gratitude in such a desolate landscape? We open our eyes and see all that you still are, and not that which has been taken from you.

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Sorrow Prepares You For Joy

Sorrow Prepares You For Joy

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s November and, of course, all the gratitude posts start filtering through social media asking each of us “What are you grateful for?” An unlikely and unexpected whisper said, “I am grateful for my struggle”

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The Path of Least Resistance: From Chaos to Acceptance

The Path of Least Resistance: From Chaos to Acceptance

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are addicts, or addictive personalities, born from nature or nurture? Whichever pie graph you choose, mine reads 100%. Chaos, fighting, unpredictability, poverty, drugs, and alcoholism were the highlights…

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The Peace of Predictability in Parenting

The Peace of Predictability in Parenting

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maybe I am boring, but I find peace in the predictability of planning our time, knowing what to expect, and having set routines to rely on. Shuffling between camps and not knowing how schedules […]

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The Delight of Parenting

The Delight of Parenting

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Celebrating the little things of parenting is like a shot of coffee at the beginning of a night shift; it is a boost to keep you going.

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Doing the “Birds and Bees” Conversation Differently

Doing the “Birds and Bees” Conversation Differently

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

I am doing things differently in my house and in raising my daughter. I don’t want her experience to be as in the dark as mine, and at times terrifying and shaming. You see, that’s what happens when some […]

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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Parenting Life

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Parenting Life

| April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spring is not only the perfect time to clear away the dust and dirt in your home, but as a parent it’s also a great time to clean up your overall attitude and stagnant outlooks about raising your children […]

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The Tea That Binds

The Tea That Binds

| February 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

There is a certain accountability and awareness that is cultivated over tea. I believe that women-gathering-over-tea has probably saved the world in many circumstances. Our ancestors have […]

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5 Ways To Be Your Own Best Friend

5 Ways To Be Your Own Best Friend

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Friendships cannot be taken for granted. They require time, energy, input – even those “never see but always besties” relationships. Friendships do come and go, but in the case of yourself, be there for a […]

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Remembering to Mother Myself

Remembering to Mother Myself

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The New Year is always filled with mixed emotions for me. Excitement over the endless possible ways to fill the days versus complete overwhelm. I was reminded last week of two concepts: perception and […]

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The Intimacy of Brothers

The Intimacy of Brothers

| November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I leaned back against the kitchen counter slowly sipping my tea. Dinner devoured, dishes washed, and dimmed lights all signaled the end of another weekday. My attention was drawn to the two boys […]

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Parenting – “Sort of” Sisters

Parenting – “Sort of” Sisters

| November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Mina was born, I developed a hip condition and knew I wouldn’t be having more kids. So much for siblings…or so I thought. A divorce and new relationship later and suddenly there are three little […]

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