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I Wish You Teenagers

When my kids were little, we were so busy learning manners and basic life skills.  They needed continual guidance, correction, and care.  In many ways, despite the constant vigilance I had to keep, those were some of my best days.  Nothing beats observing a child explore the world around them.  I hoped they’d never grow […]

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Can It Wait Until Tomorrow?

One evening, as I was approaching an important deadline I thought in order to accomplish it, and not stay up too late, I would work immediately after family dinner. However, things didn’t work out quite that way. I quickly realized I needed to stop and focus on being present with my family in the moment. If […]

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Holding On To The Magic

We are 10 chapters away from the end. Seven books. Four years. Almost every night.  I started reading Harry Potter to my daughter shortly after her sixth birthday and she was immediatly obsessed. Now we are 10 chapters away from the end of book 7 and I am crying as I type this. Why? Because […]

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Don’t You Worry, I Get It

When you become a mom, you instantly join a secret club that bonds you with people you’d never expect. Why? Because we’re all trying to figure out this parenting thing. You’ve probably never been as scared as you have been since you became a parent. Sickness, falls, refusing to eat, fear of SIDS, every single […]

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