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Sleepless Nights: A Mother’s Survival Guide

I used to see late nights with the kids as the mental-emotional equivalent of a spike-ridden ball and chain. Walking around a dark dwelling half-lidded with the temperament of a menopausal dragon, this “ball and chain” was constantly tripping me up. While my grumpiness seemed necessary, it made the challenges of functioning with a late-night…

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Talking to Your Kids About Scary News Events

When tragedy strikes, it’s hard for parents to know how to explain news headlines about shootings or other disasters to children without overly scaring them. Kids are like little sponges, they take in much more than we realize and it’s important to address any fears and concerns they may have. “Am I safe? Who would do such a thing? Why?” There are no easy answers. It’s hard to explain how something so terrible could happen – especially when we’re still trying to make sense of it ourselves.

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