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Co-Sleeping: My Secret Addiction

Co-sleeping is like the boyfriend I just cannot break up with. I try to leave him, but after about a month he’s back. I make excuses for him and have stopped telling my friends we’re back together. Like many moms, co-sleeping is my dirty little secret. Well, unless you’re a fellow co-sleeper. It began as […]

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The Topic of Death and Your Child

My child likes to talk about death. Wait, that’s not right. “Like” isn’t the correct word. She is interested in death — what happened, where they were when they died, where they are now, etc. It’s not surprising she has so many questions. In her short life, she’s had two relatives die. When she was just 18 […]

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A Real-Life Lesson in Problem-Solving YOU Weren’t Taught

Thank you to The Parenting Shift for sponsoring this post. I was  recently  walking through Trader Joe’s with my 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son when I had a “moment.” You know what I’m talking about… the “moment” when you question your sanity for becoming a parent. You question the sleepless nights, the tears, the meltdowns and drama. […]

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Please Don’t Touch Me

Do you ever run into someone you haven’t seen in a while — let’s say at the grocery store, for example. You awkwardly see them and make eye contact. They see you as well. They slowly approach. This is where I freeze. I am paralyzed with fear. Is this person going to try and hug […]

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