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I am a Pacifier, Thoughts on Parenting & Peace

I bought this for DD yesterday afternoon to go with her fairy Halloween costume. The braid got a bit frayed — something I had warned her about if she played with it. <sigh> She wants us to fix it, which … Continue reading

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Restraint Collapse & Temper Tantrums

The first few weeks of school have been rough.┬áLots of temper tantrums. I had a nice chat with my Mom about it. She rocks, I should have vented to her sooner. I┬áthink the temper tantrums are partly due to the … Continue reading

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The Downside of Empathy: Don’t Put Your S*** on Me

Some people just love to tell you you’re going to suffer as they did. It’s very common with childbirth, parenting teenagers (especially girls), and even graduating from college. These people position their experiences as universal. “You’re about to go through … Continue reading

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When Peer Pressure is Positive

I guess when peer pressure is positive, it should be referred to as “influence” rather than “pressure.” Regardless, it’s lovely to see my children’s peers impacting them in positive ways. DD was scared of bugs for a while.

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Power of Encouragement Continued

In my professional life, I often teeter between fear that my work isn’t good enough (so I can’t send it out yet!) and fear of not finishing it at all, and therefore not being productive. This could make it sound … Continue reading

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Climbing Federal Hill

I don’t know how common this is (leave me a comment!) but my kids often whine about going out to do ‘stuff.’ Go to a festival, go on a hike, visit our friends, etc. In nearly every case, they end … Continue reading

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Magic Wands and Favorite Children

“If I could wave my magic wand, I’d make everything all right.” A line from the below Rush song, “Presto,” and a sentiment that popped into my head yesterday morning. Ironically, some of the loved ones I’ve thought it about … Continue reading

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