Tag: parenting

What to Look Forward to in the Teen Years

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Mood swings, self-confidence, sass, peer pressure, distancing, and independence-seeking. What is the common denominator? The teen years. In our second year of raising a teen,...

I Am Tired

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I am an Aries. I am determined, ambitious, high-energy, yet easygoing. But mostly, I’m an impulsive “yes” girl. In my life at home, as...

Play Time: The Last Mile

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As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is...

My Baby is Going to Kindergarten

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Sitting here, sipping on my iced coffee, I am overwhelmed with a whirlwind of emotions. You see, I registered my youngest child for kindergarten...

We Changed Bedtime to Save Our Sanity, So Why Do I...

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As recently as one month ago, the most common words our kids uttered between 8 and 9 p.m. were “one more.” One more snack,...

My Six-Year-Old Is Not Getting a Stanley

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The trendy thing, the hot new item, the status symbol. These are not new concepts. Millennials had the white Louis Vuitton shoulder bag (fake from...

Selective Mutism Revisited

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It’s been two years since I shared my family’s journey with selective mutism. I remember how nervous I was when I decided to write...

Why I “Let” My Kid Wear Shorts in Winter

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It is 26 degrees. There is frost on the cars. A wind whips through the bare trees. My fourth-grade son barrels down the stairs....

Embrace the Chaos

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I remember when my kids were younger, regularly thinking, I need to get through (insert infant or toddler phase), and life will surely get...

New Routines For the New Year

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The New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and determine the areas we’d like to grow in. While typical...