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On Sunday, I posted on my personal Facebook page that we had just got through a couple of meltdowns and that although I’m generally pretty calm, I’m not always.  And sometimes I react.  I raise my voice.  I get frustrated. Now, part of me felt very vulnerable sharing.  I didn’t want to be judged.  I didn’t want to be perceived as a bad mom (I’m not) and I wasn’t looking for advice.  I just wanted to breathe in the moment and let others know that it happens.  This is real life.  Kids cry.  Sometimes parents don’t want to be parents.  Sometimes we react in ways we’re not proud of and sometimes we slip up.  It’s part of being human.  It’s so easy to feel and […]

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“In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trips to Disneyland, but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.” ― Kim John Payne This afternoon my family – husband, two children and visiting grandparents – will be going to see the Harlem Globetrotters.  I have been wanting to take my boys to the show for years and am so excited to finally be going. I have resisted getting tickets in the past because I thought the show – with it’s sure-to-be loud, flashy, potty-humor antics – might be too much for my boys.  Too much because we don’t do a lot of […]

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