Craniofacial Acceptance Month | How to avoid an awkward encounter

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My son has a craniofacial difference due to Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes his eyes to appear unusually large. When other children first notice him, sometimes they react in a negative...

Dear Employer, can we PLEASE continue to work from home?

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Dear Employer, can we PLEASE continue to work from home? These are the words many of us have uttered countless times during the pandemic. Many of us have children at home, like so many others...
Kids playing sports during pandemic

Our Kids are Playing Sports Despite the Pandemic

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Sadly the pandemic isn’t ending as soon as we would like. {Tomorrow-- please!). This means we have to continue to figure out how to live, work, nourish and raise our children to the best...

Reality set in the day my husband quit his job

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Reality set in the day my husband quit his job. Last year I wrote an article called “Equal Career Partners, Unequal Parenting Responsibilities.” When I wrote it I was frustrated by my career-parenting load,...

It is okay for my kids to be left out.

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It is okay for my kids to be left out. The weight of it hit me like a ton of bricks. A brewing, stormy friendship had reached capacity and all those big feelings bubbling just...

Why I’m Saying “No!” to ALL the Extracurricular Activities

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I want to start this post with a warning/confession: my only child is only 20 months, so in some ways, the following words are coming from a still-fresh new mom who still has the...

It’s okay to be raising bored children

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“When we are bored, we ask ourselves: What do I want to do with myself? We are guided toward certain things: a pen and paper, a guitar, the forest in the backyard, a soccer...

Growing a Family in the Shadow of a Pandemic

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At the start of this year, my husband and I felt we would be ready to try for another baby come summer. Growing a family in the shadow of a pandemic has proven its...
racially conscious

I Want My Kids to Be Race-Conscious, Not Just Kind

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When my son was six weeks old, I wrote him a letter for his baby book. “I know that you will grow up to be the kind of person the world needs,” I wrote....
Potty Training

Mama Didn’t Raise No Chiflada: A Potty Training Tale

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I’ve spent the last year trying various different potty training tactics on my three-year-old son. I’m talking, letting him be naked all day, giving him a piece of candy every time he had a...