Ways to Talk about Tragedy

Back in August, I wrote a post about addressing the uncertainty of our nation’s political climate with our children. (You can read it here:  Fear Vs. Fate) In the wake of this latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, I felt it was important to yet again, review ways you can speak to your children about

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Having a Mindset for Success

By now, school is back in full swing.  With it comes the relief of a structured schedule, but also the demands of learning.  Some kids will rise to the occasion, and others will have some setbacks.  If you are like my kids, it’s a little bit of both.  As I am faced with where they

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Fear vs. Fate

The world can be a scary place.  What makes it even more frightening is that you have to send your kids out into it every day.  You’re not even allowed to go with them most of the time!  With the start of the school year, they have to figure out new schools, teachers and schedules

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Post-Election Reflections

Well, it’s finally over.  Whether you are happy with the outcome of the 2016 presidential election or not I think we all are breathing a collective sigh of relief that it’s done.  This is the first election where I was extremely aware of how much my boys were exposed to in terms of media coverage.

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The Newborn Joy of Motherhood

I recently visited one of our former babysitters who welcomed her second son.  I made a point to wait a few weeks after she gave birth to visit.  I waited because I remember when both of my sons were born the first weeks were a blur.  I barely remembered who came and went and struggled

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