Family

April 30, 2010
how do you contribute to the world (with small children)?

I am a stay-at-home mom. Wait. Don't let those stereotypes sink in. The image is appearing in your mind: a woman in jeans and a ponytail, singing the ABCs, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and changing diapers. Oh, wait - that IS me. But - that's not ALL of me. Not even close. The […]

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April 8, 2010
Yes, My Kids Are My Friends

"You are his parent; not his friend." "Kids need their parents to be parents...not friends." "She clearly needs a parent...not a mom/dad who tries to be her friend." I hear those statements pretty regularly in our society and, quite frankly, they bewilder me. My kids are definitely my friends. We spend time together. We make […]

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March 11, 2010
Inconvenient...or Incredible?

Most of the time, it's pretty inconvenient to be a parent. You want to sleep in. But your kids wake up at an unforgiving hour. You need to make dinner. But your baby wants to be held and swayed and jostled just-so. You'd love to sit in Starbucks for an hour with a book in […]

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January 12, 2010
8 Things I Love About Working From Home

I've worked from home since May of 2007...and I've loved every minute of it. Sure, I've had to hide in the closet for phone conversations and I've spent one-too-many-nights up waaayyyy past my bedtime, but - I don't really mind the chaos. I wouldn't trade this scenario for anything. Here are 8 things that I […]

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October 25, 2009
The (Un)Importance of Date Nights

Marriage advice should be taken with a grain block of salt...especially from strangers or people with less than stellar marriages. For some reason, it's always the miserably married that want to tell you what to do or not to do. They assume (often mistakenly) that because something didn't work for them that it won't work […]

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September 1, 2009
7 Reasons We Don't Spank

These controversial posts always make me nervous. Mostly because it's hard to have these kind of conversations when you're not sitting with the other person, relaxed on the couch or on a big comfy chair at Starbucks. There are bound to be disagreements. Some people might take what I have to say personally, emotionally. Yet […]

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