Tag: parenting

Parenting Teens: When “Calm Confidence” Does Not Immediately Change Things

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Last month I started a three-part series on how and why to use Calm Confidence with your teenagers. We started out by talking about...

Being the “Best Mom” While Dealing With Mental Illness

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My son made me this small drawing a few weeks ago, right around Mother’s Day. I’ve been keeping it on my desk so that...

Sass at Age 5 (She Gets It From Me)

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA, HAPPY BIRTH . . ." "Mom, hush!" *Insert shocked face* With the new age of five comes lots and lots of sass. Now,...

Ask the Experts: March 2020

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One thing we all have in common as parents are questions. Lots of questions. Whether it's concerning how to save for your child's college...

The Moments Between

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We’ve all been there. Work is overwhelming. Motherhood is overwhelming. We’re tired. The shreds of patience are wearing thin(ner) by the moment. So we...

A Work Trip Is Not a Vacation

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*Thank you to Taryn Scher for this guest post about the realities of traveling for work while balancing motherhood!  I love my kids. I have...

Parenting Teens: A Dog’s Life Metaphor for Overcoming Anxiety

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I have two dogs: Oscar and Lilly. That’s Oscar with the black and white tuxedo and Lilly is the little champagne-colored princess. Oscar is...

The One Tip That Will Get You Through the Summer

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As Ella Fitzgerald crooned in that buttery-glam voice of hers, “It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Summer is that much-awaited gentle exhale. The...

Parenting Teens: Developing Kindness Through Logical Consequences

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“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their...

Why We Give Each Other The Night Off

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A few months ago, my husband and I started giving each other the night off from parenting and I’m telling you, it’s the best...

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