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Foreign Languages

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned repeatedly, my neighborhood is filled with young kids. It’s like my kids have extra brothers & sisters, and I absolutely love it. Quite a few of the families are immigrants and speak a language besides … Continue reading

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Sadness vs. Joy of Kids Growing Up

Saw this on Facebook, “She’s Slipping Through My Fingers,” This quote struck me: But it is hard to know that you are no longer the guiding force for your tiny human, that you are no longer the sun to her small … Continue reading

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The Upward Spiral of Compassion

Yesterday after school DS asked me why some kids have not-very-nice parents. Yes, he asked that. I said, you just never know why. There’s a great expression, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

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RANT – Top Myths the Crunchy Community States about Breastfeeding

I originally wrote this in 2011 when my daughter was about 7 months old. Found it on my laptop & decided to post. This is a rant & I’m admittedly bitter. You have been warned. Still though, I think this … Continue reading

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Prime Mover & Optimism

I can’t stop listening to the album, “Hold Your Fire,” by Rush. Last night & this AM, “Prime Mover,” was a favorite track. I turned it on while the kids were getting dressed for school. DS enjoys it.

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Evidence-Based Living

I feel as though writing a recipe for happiness makes it seem like I have it all figured out. Ha! Not quite. But I’m trying to live deliberately. I remember first hearing the term, “evidence-based” with regards to childbirth. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Living with Purpose

I’ve posted before about the writings of author and psychologist Jeff Brown. I enjoyed this today: “Imagine a world where ‘sacred purpose’ is part of our early-childhood education. Not ‘what are you going to be when you grow up?’, but ‘Why … Continue reading

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The World for You

A good friend posted the following on Facebook: Have you ever seen a flock of geese or duck flying in a “V” formation and noticed that one side of the “V” is longer than the other? Do you know why … Continue reading

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Pick Your Parenting Battles

I’ve always said there are enough times we must argue with our kids and hear whining. We must tell them to bathe, buckle seat-belts, do homework, etc. Why on earth would we voluntarily enter into arguments – like making them … Continue reading

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Yoga Music & Toughening Up Kids

I love the ability to select an artist on Google Play and hit “Radio” for a selection of similar music. I occasionally listen to stations such as “Open Sea Sailing Lounge” while working. When I particularly enjoy a song, I’ll … Continue reading

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