parenting

How Being Not Quite Perfect Makes you A Good Parent

September 18, 2014
How Being Not Quite Perfect Makes you A Good Parent

In a perfect world my house would be neat and clean, no one would leave shoes in the middle of the hall or wet towels on the couch. My children’s […]

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Feeling Lucky.

September 11, 2014
Feeling Lucky.

We visit our local children’s hospital for appointments every now and then…and every time I am struck by how lucky we are. Each time we go, we stop and look […]

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Please Don’t Kiss Me – Respecting My Child’s Personal Boundaries.

September 4, 2014
Please Don't Kiss Me - Respecting My Child's Personal Boundaries.

He has never been a touchy feely kind of kid. As a toddler he pushed away as often as he reached out, as a school kid he doles out his […]

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You Gotta Laugh….

August 28, 2014
You Gotta Laugh....

You gotta laugh or you’ll cry. This is my parenting motto. It goes hand in hand with ‘assign positive intent‘, and ‘it’s never all bad‘. Along with those phrases it […]

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Find The Good

August 15, 2014
Find The Good

It’s everywhere – grateful projects, being thankful, counting your blessings – the idea that finding things to be thankful for makes us happier. It seems so simple, yet it feels […]

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Just a Bad Day

August 7, 2014
Just a Bad Day

I see his face begin to cave in before I have even finished the sentence. As he dissolves into tears I crumple inside, but I try not to show it. […]

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