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Up the Nose: The lost milestone

What is it with kid’s and their nose? I realize that nose picking is a stage, a yucky stage, that is sometimes accompanied by eating the object that has been picked, but I’m beginning to think there is a lost mile stone involved here: nose stuffing. Nose stuffing being the act of industriously hiding objects… Continue reading Up the Nose: The lost milestone

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Beautiful Journeys: Our stories to tell

“The ring of flesh opened suddenly, and my fingers touched something wet and hard. Relaxation, and it moved back, away, leaving the ends of my fingers tingling with the knowledge that I touched someone entirely new. Once more the great pressure, the stretching came, and once more eased slowly back. I pushed back the edge… Continue reading Beautiful Journeys: Our stories to tell

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“It’s Okay Mom!” Children’s exposure to Death, A positive note on a very emotional topic

Taking children to funerals is a controversial topic: should they attend, is there an appropriate age, etcetera? For us, like most, it wasn’t something we had discussed beyond the shared idea that it is a highly personal decision. When we were faced with the decision about whether to take our son, who was not yet… Continue reading “It’s Okay Mom!” Children’s exposure to Death, A positive note on a very emotional topic

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6 Ways My Children Make Me Feel Like A Super Hero

For days that are challenging, I put on my Super Mom cape and review the following: Super Power 1: My kisses have the power to stop screaming, crying, to heal ouches, and basically solve all life’s tragedies. Super Power 2: The few things I can’t fix with a kiss, I can fix simply because I… Continue reading 6 Ways My Children Make Me Feel Like A Super Hero

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What the F*@# Parenting Moments: We all have them, don’t we?

I have been a mother now for 5 years, and if I was to be honest, it has not been anything like I expected. It isn’t a bad thing. Although, it is true there have been moments of parental desperation when I wished for a time machine, or called out loud to director Jim Henson’s… Continue reading What the F*@# Parenting Moments: We all have them, don’t we?