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Long Days, Short Years

Today marks the first day of kindergarten for my very first little labor of love, Lucia. Wasn’t I just inhaling her sweet, intoxicating little newborn head yesterday? Warning: momentous milestones involving my kids make me nostalgic. I also have a tendency to speak (and write) in clichés. I could come up with a hundred of…Continue Reading

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Groundhog’s Day

Groundhog’s Day

  “Three year-olds are tiny sociopaths with an excellent prognosis.”-Anonymous pediatrician This morning my two and a half year-old son, Madden, threw a monumental tantrum because he simultaneously wanted to walk beside and ride in the wagon on our way to the park. This momentary conundrum sent him into a back arching, kicking and swinging…Continue Reading

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Evening Rituals

Evening Rituals

Productivity is my goal right now. The coveted two hours I get in the evening each night after my littles have gone to sleep. Well, the toddler is asleep and my daughter is working on mastering the art of stalling. Her last interruption: ‘My finger hurts.’ This girl could write a book on reasons not…Continue Reading

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Raising a sensitive daughter in an insensitive world

Raising a sensitive daughter in an insensitive world

My daughter, Lucia, clasps onto my pant leg tightly. I gently nudge her into the center of the room where other children are happily playing with one another, but she holds onto me with resounding resolve. We are at her classmate’s Frozen themed birthday party and ironically, like some sort of cosmic plan, Let it…Continue Reading

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Run around naked time

Run around naked time

Lately my kids have been asking for ‘run around naked time’ in the evenings. An activity that sounds very much like how it is and leaves nothing to the imagination. Initially, this was a pre-bath time ritual, but now it is a request that happens shortly after dinner. What is it about nudity that turns…Continue Reading

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