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Debunking Some Myths About Labor and Delivery

I thought I would take this opportunity to write about something I have lots of experience with - labor. I’m not talking about the labor of keeping up with the laundry that comes with having so many children, or the labor of trying to meet deadlines at work by writing an award-winning story, or the labor I have recently realized it takes to start dating online. No, I … [Read More...]


Forgive Me – A Note From A Weary Mom

I come to you today completely exposed and raw. I am bone-weary and broken. In the short amount of time I have been awake, I've already done more than what some do in a full day. While I go through the motions, I try not to wake the heavy breathing toddlers that are still fast asleep in the comforts of my bed. I do this while I think about the tasks of the day before me … [Read More...]

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A New Strategy For Bullying: Teaching Resilience

The media is filled with news about bullying.  The question is, does all of the attention help to decrease the bullying? Unfortunately, the answer is not clear. In order to address bullying, we need to try a different strategy, one that addresses the roles that kids choose.  We need to focus our attention on teaching kids resilience.  We need to teach kids how to … [Read More...]


Parenting Motto: How Would This Sound on the Six O’Clock News?

I have always relied heavily on my gut to guide me through big decisions and it has, for the most part, been very good to me.  I have been told that I have a good head on my shoulders and I think it is fairly accurate (apparently I’m feeling really modest today too).  But if you don’t know me then it helps to have some background here. I’m basically telling you I’m not … [Read More...]