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Making space for grief

Let’s be honest: last night sucked. It started out great. We were at a party with a whole bunch of friends, people I really enjoy. I was having great conversations with folks and my kids were having a blast. It was a beautiful day and being outside felt like a gift. Towards the end of […]

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Date Night Saved My Marriage

As we turn our calendar pages to February, many couples at least start to think about their plans for Valentine’s Day. I am not a Valentine’s Day person (it’s a long story for another time!) and I hate Prix Fixe menus so we never go out for Valentine’s Day on the actual day itself. For […]

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The Ugly Divorce

To the parents struggling with divorce, I would like to share my experience with my parent’s divorce, and how it has had a lasting affect on my life. My parents divorced when I was 2 years old. Out of spite, my mom fought tooth and nail to have full custody of my unborn sister and me. Once the […]

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You're Not Special

You’re not Special

“You’re not special” I know. It sounds harsh, unsupportive and mean-spirited. That’s not my intention. It’s my way of saying, “Yep, we’re all feeling it, living it, surviving it, and striving for it.” It’s pretty much my stock answer whenever one of the parents of my students shows up looking defeated after a 45 minute negotiation with their 4 […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse

Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse

Chakk-chackk-chak-chak, chak-a-chak-akk-chk-chk-chk. Wait, did you hear that? That, my friends, was the sound of me hovering. Yup, that’s right, I’m what you might describe as the classic “helicopter” mom. But before you start silently judging me, please let me explain why I am the way that I am. “There isn’t anybody you couldn’t love once […]

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Where Have My Friends Gone

Where Have My Friends Gone?

Scrolling through my photos on Facebook I go from the current photo of my 9 month old eating blueberries and pear cubes in her high chair, to cute photos of her, milestones, and the first photo of her in the pink and blue hospital receiving blanket. I continue scrolling through pregnancy belly updates, ultrasounds, wedding photos, […]

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Why We Are “One and Done”

How many times, perhaps even immediately after giving birth, have you and your partner been asked, “When are you having another kid?” Maybe it was at 2 a.m. (kinda blurry) in your hospital room, and the overnight resident was in to check on you. They decided it was a great time, less than 24 hours after giving […]

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