Ways to Find the Support You Need

I hope that you know as a reader of this blog, how much I respect the wisdom you have attained through your life experiences.  Only you can know the right path for you and your family.  There are times when challenges are so great and life is so overwhelming, it is hard to know what

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Loved As Is

Growing up, I was very similar to my mother.  We shared the same interests, values, humor and a love of the Chicago Cubs.  We certainly were cut from the same cloth.  Where we differed dramatically, and I’m placing a huge emphasis on the word dramatically, is in how we emotionally perceived the world.  I wore

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Today Shoes, Tomorrow the World!

If you look at parenting in its entirety, it can quickly overwhelm you.  During my boys’ lengthy ‘terrible twos’ that started at 15 months and lasted until kindergarten, I never would have believed it would get easier.  When I started each day with them, I would mentally prepare for the seemingly endless battles that lay

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The Art of Dining Out with Children

In our early family life we lived in Wisconsin.  This basically meant seven solid months of winter-like weather as anyone living in the northern states can attest to.  I came to realize that our social life on the weekends during these frosty days would mainly consist of taking the boys out to dinner.  Being a

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Intensely Spirited

My boys are what you would call spirited.  Learning more about the depth and breadth of their spiritedness has helped me tremendously.  They aren’t necessarily trying to be purposefully defiant, they are showing me that I am missing the mark somehow (not being fully present or accepting them as is). In this blog post, I

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