Tag: milestones

Dear Alcohol, It’s Not You, It’s Me

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Dear alcohol, It’s not you, it’s me. We’ve known each other since high school and shared many fun memories. We stayed close in college, though, in...

The First of the Lasts

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My youngest child is about to turn four. The first last toddler year. This is the first of the lasts for the babies in...

Hurray for Pre-K!

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During a preschool pickup in late May, my usually bubbly daughter emerged tear-stained and red. “What happened?” I asked as she ran into my arms,...

The Future is Bright: Ready, Set, Grow!

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“You’ll look back on these days and wish you could have them back.” As parents, we’ve all heard this statement, or some version, at...

The Two Kinds of “No”

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Toddlerhood indeed brings on a whole new world of behavior – and misbehavior. A few choice milestones my son has recently hit: first time...

A Girls Trip: A Celebration of My 40th Trip Around the...

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40 is the new 30? This sentence has continually replayed in my head since. The day after I turned 39, I started wanting the...

Graduation: It’s About Our Growth as Parents Too

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Caps and gowns, photographs and parties, and all the celebrations accompanying graduations...it must be June! Graduation time brings about tears for the parents and...

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until They’re Grown

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I’m a single mother by choice to two darling little girls. Both were born on the same date in March, exactly two years apart....

 Managing Separation Anxiety 

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Saying goodbye can be challenging, especially for young children in the early stages of learning to separate from their parents. This abrupt change from...

As Long as She Needs Me

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I have a ten-year-old. It sounds as surreal as it feels. Sometimes I look at her, and I can almost see the baby she...