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Honoring Our Veterans, and the Families Who Keep the Home Fires Burning

On this Veterans Day 2013, I’m feeling grateful for all of the soldiers throughout our nation’s history — including my father and my father-in-law, both of whom fought in Vietnam, and my cousin who served in Iraq. But I’m also … Continue reading

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What I Learned at Summer Camp: How to Accept the Child I Have

This summer, N is attending a real summer camp for the first time. I’ve been surprised by what a learning experience it has been for both of us. The camp is located on the beautiful grounds of a local private … Continue reading

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Anger is a part of life – but “Frankenmom” is not

I’m ready to admit it: I’ve started reading a book on how to manage my anger. It begins: “Anger is a part of life.” Unfortunately for this mom, anger is all too often a part of my daily life. My … Continue reading

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Kids Under Pressure: What Lessons Are We Really Teaching?

I didn’t realize how much pressure Kindergarten was placing on my daughter until last night. She was sitting at the table, complaining about the stack of homework in front of her and said, “I wish I was a baby again, … Continue reading

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What are we teaching our children?

In the past 8 weeks, our family has made a series of big transitions: N started Kindergarten and dance lessons; Baby Sis started day care; G started a new job as well a new business venture, while I increased my … Continue reading

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