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How Do We Teach Self-Esteem?

I don’t agree with child-centric parenting. I am not going to tell you that your child’s self-esteem is the most important thing, or that your child needs to be built up so much they think they are the most special person on the planet, or that your kids don’t need …

Making Summer Wishlists

Making Summer Wishlists

I don’t think we have ever needed a Summer break more than we do right now. We’re behind on all sorts of things all over the place and my Inner List-Checker is having a fit because there’s no time for breaks! (See previous post: Inner List-Checker is closely related to …

My New, Pretty, Grown Up Mom Bible

When my 10 year old son was just an itty bitty baby, I decided I was tired of feeling like a pack animal. Between the baby carrier and the big diaper bag, the two year old and the five year old, I didn’t want to heft around my purse, too. …

I'm NOT getting it all done. I'm juggling, like the rest of us. You aren't alone.

I’m NOT Doing It All

“How do you get it all done?” <— This is a question I see coming up again and again, to me, to other women. I’ve even asked this question myself. “How are you balancing it all, getting it all done, and keeping it all together?” And what the askers all …