The ‘Reality’ of Social Media

When I first entered the world of personal social media I felt a lot of pressure.  First and foremost because I was lagging way behind.  Most people I knew had accounts for years and were experts at posting amazing tidbits of their adventure-filled lives.  Secondly, I thought I had to showcase the myriad of talents

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Fuel to the Fire

A few weeks ago I had a positive phone call with my oldest son’s teacher.  He had decided not to try out for his school’s math team and I had reached out to his teacher to discuss this.  His heart didn’t seem into it and I wanted her perspective.  At this age (11), how much

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Take a Moment

As a stay-at-home parent I have steered clear of the so-called ‘Mommy Wars’.  Parenting is hard enough without expending energy into judging the choices of others or opening myself up to other people’s judgment.  I believe that we are all in this together.  However you decide to parent, you have your reasons and I trust

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Crime and Punishment

I have to admit, I took a hard-line approach to discipline with my boys when they were younger.  I did everything I could to establish my authority which was really more about me wanting to control my kids.  Believe me, I suffered some serious backlash.  As they have gotten older, I’ve been able to let

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Great Expectations

Recently,  I have been participating in a tele-seminar called ‘The Art of Conscious Parenting’ facilitated by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.  Dr. Shefali is a clinical psychologist who blends Eastern mindfulness with Western psychology.  Her teachings consider the inner, emotional experiences we all have and how this shapes our external, parenting circumstances.  To learn more about her

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