Spirited Children

Have you ever had those moments when you are in a crowd of other parents and their children and you wonder why your child is the only one going off the rails?  I cannot tell you how many times this has happened to me over the very busy course of raising my two wonderfully unique boys.

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Go I Must

I recently joined a new gym.  I was ready for a change and this new establishment has more options for class times making it easier for me to get to.  I’m still in the early stages of figuring it all out.  I am meeting a lot of new people, remembering about a third of their

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Growing Up Our Kids

Sometimes I have serious concerns about my boys.  On trash day, I decided I was going to get them very involved in the process of getting our garbage curbside.  I had this fantasy that in one day I could easily teach them the protocol and from here on out, this could become a weekly responsibility

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Just Breathe

Do you ever notice that when our kids are anxious, it tends to make us more anxious?  As we attempt to help them cope, it becomes harder and harder as the anxiety for both creeps higher and higher. I find it is helpful to catch our kids in the early stages of their anxiety cycle

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Retiring Minds Want to Know

In raising my boys, I’ve had to come to terms with their competitive nature.  It doesn’t mean that I happily embrace it every day, but it helps me not get so mad at them for being who they are.  They love to compete in sports, academics and above all else, they love to compete against

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