Parenthood grants you a lot of gifts. Hugs. Little voices saying, “I love you, Mommy.” Gobs of handprint crafts. And eye injuries. I write this post with one eye covered with an eye patch, looking like a pirate, after my second...
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Room Sharing 101

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My kids started sharing a room when my son was 2.5 years old and my daughter was 10 months old. For months building up to it I wondered if it would even be possible. Would her crying wake him...
As a therapist and a life coach, I’m the first person to say that if we want to make changes in our lives, it starts with internal (versus external) shifts. That said, though, getting my hair chopped off this fall felt symbolically and physically freeing for me. It’s lighter. It’s minimal. And it goes with my mantra this fall of letting go.
My husband and I met when we were 17, so I have no real experience picking up guys or asking people out. We fell into our relationship the way 17-year-olds do (same high school, same friend group, same after-school...
In the beginning (the beginning before the beginning), breastfeeding is a holy thing. A sweet, perfect ideal. We're talking Madonnas with halos, black and white photography with blurred edges. It is cast in gold with amber glowing light. It's "best...
The view from the glider in my daughter’s bedroom shows a map of the world. Though I bought the map to inspire a sense of adventure for her, it has become meaningful to me as a source of connection....
When my son asked me where babies come from, I hesitated only for a second and proceeded to tell him exactly where they come from. He hasn't yet asked how babies are made, but when the time comes I will...
Teens are tricky, and sometimes finding common ground is even trickier.  As a former high school teacher, I have definitely experienced the high and low points of teenagerhood — from a third-party perspective, at least. One thing I learned very...
October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and the whole month of October is set aside to bring attention to the cause. About 25% of pregnancies do not go full term, and we feel the loss of our...
I had a C-section with my son, and I feel cheated. I know, rationally, that a birth is a birth. And the fact that I have my son is the most important thing. Yet, when I see all these articles...
When my first daughter was 6 months old, I noticed that all the babies in our playgroup were moving around more than she was. Some were crawling, some stayed in the “take-off” position on all fours, and all were...
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