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The key to surviving life with a newborn

The key to surviving life with a newborn is low expectations. Lower. Even lower. There you go. Remember all those things you had imagined pre-baby, you know that picture of you putting your little one down for a nap and … Continue reading

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Considering the collapse of parenting: We’re just trying to survive

This blog is the third in a series about the so-called collapse of parenting. First, my colleague did a great job summing up what most parenting experts do agree on, and last week I wrote about the parent-child relationship. I’m … Continue reading

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Are you overscheduled? How I learned to make family time a priority.

‘Tis the season! No not the holiday season, it’s “my life is crazy busy starting in September” season. The start of school brings with it brisk cool mornings and the return to our hectic schedules. Does this sound familiar to … Continue reading

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Are you balanced?

Are you balanced? It’s a question that has caught my attention recently and has gotten me thinking.  Hmmm….define balance.  As I read about it, I saw this question: “Are you keeping pace or being run over?”  In my head I’m … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…but I’m totally stressed

The holiday season is the busiest and most stressful time of the year for me.  My colleague Debbie and I were chatting about this the other day and all we could think is “here we go again into that ever … Continue reading

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Invest in your child – It’s your biggest rate of return

This is the fourth post in our series about child care. When I was as a young working mom of two children, I struggled with finding the time to play games with my kids.  I was busy caring for them and balancing … Continue reading

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