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Countdown to calm: How to ease transitions for toddlers

As a parent, you’ve likely received a lot of child-rearing advice – most of it unsolicited. While I usually take tips from strangers with a grain of salt, there’s one nugget I think of as the best piece of parenting advice I have … Continue reading

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10 reflections on the first 20 years of being a parent

I suddenly find myself in this strange phase of life where I am an empty-nester.  It feels like I just blinked.  One day I was changing diapers and wiping noses and the next I was moving my children out to … Continue reading

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Becoming a grandparent

This is the first post in a four-part series about being a grandparent. As a young parent I was often confused about the conflicting parenting advice I received from family and friends… “Don’t pick the baby up every time she … Continue reading

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My Dream Life

Growing up, I always imagined my life as a parent being just like Samantha’s from Bewitched.  (I know I am really dating myself here; many of you reading this probably don’t even know who I am talking about.) So let … Continue reading

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