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Parenting Is a Bitch, and Then They Call You One

If you’re a parent you know the never-ending quest for parenting education and tips. You’ve looked for help with what’s normal, how to navigate certain developmental behaviors, how not to damage your kid’s mental well-being. Recently I attended two very helpful presentations encompassing all of the above: Screenagers and an in-person presentation of How To […]

March, 2018 | 0 Comments

Where Did The Time Go?

As I write this, I am struggling to find enough time to give it the proper attention a blog should have; at least when you want to be taken seriously. In the past several years, time has taken on a different meaning. Not just because I am a mother and watching little kids grow up […]

February, 2018 | 0 Comments

YouTube Reasonably

It has come to my attention that I have not enough awareness of what my kids are finding on the web. They search what they hear their friends talking about, of course, as do I. But I keep forgetting that I am a reasonable adult and know how to contextualize what I see and hear. […]

January, 2018 | 0 Comments

Year of Experiences

My New Year’s resolution leading into 2017 was to provide my kids with more experiences. Born from completely packing up the house and therefore cleaning out unwanted or unnecessary things twice in 2016 to paint and then carpet six months later, I realized we had too much crap. Way too much crap and the kids […]

December, 2017 | 0 Comments

Who’s Your Daddy?

I recently read a story that left me cringing. Matthew Roberts was surprised to learn in 5th grade from his sister that he was adopted. Of course he was surprised but the big surprise is what he found out from that information much later. When he became engaged his fiancée asked him to do a […]

December, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brass Balls

Let’s talk about balls, the brass kind. The kind of balls it takes to take your personal issue and make it about them, taking offense to you’re chosen methods or judging your process. Someone I know recently described that experience with a brilliant summary, “It takes some brass balls to do that.” Yes, yes it […]

November, 2017 | 0 Comments

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