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Birthday Party Etiquette

Party favors, thank you notes . . . inviting the whole class?! When it comes to throwing a kid's birthday party, there are a...

From Faint Lines to Motherhood

I watched as the two lines slowly appeared on the test. They were faint, yet blaring. “You’re pregnant” they screamed. I’m pregnant. Tears fell from the...

Keep Calm and Parent On

We think of childhood as a carefree time of play and fun, but in reality, anxiety can manifest in children at nearly any age....

Kid Catwalk

I have been watching the FX series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” lately. When it’s not about assassination, it’s about Versace as a genius...

Making a Splash on the Spectrum

If you have a young child, you understand the importance of water safety and learning to swim. The moment a child can get out...

Life is Crazy Good – And I’m Tired

Tired. Worn out. Burnt out. Exhausted. Stressed. When you hear these words, is there something that resonates with you? Are there days when you would hear that question...

Yes, It Matters

My friend and I had a conversation today that I have had numerous times, with various friends, since becoming a parent. Does it matter? Sometimes it...

When Your Nose Ring Goes Down the Drain (And Other Mishaps)

Last week was not the best week for me. For starters, I dropped my nose ring down the drain. Not a super big deal. It...

Summertime Bliss

I love summer. Weeks before the last day of school, I begin anticipating the long stretch of time when the kids and I will all...

When Lockdown Happens

Last Thursday, I pulled into the pick-up line at the end of the school day - as I always do. And my daughter walked...

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