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Author Archive | Nadia

anger

When I Feel So Angry

I felt like I was going to explode. I saw the frying pan on the stove and thought if I hit it against the wall, I could calm the rage I was feeling inside. I considered giving myself an adult time out. I started taking deep breaths to relax myself as my two kids demanded […]

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Bullying

Bullying is Everyone’s Problem

It happened. My son got in the car and said it, “the kids are mean to me.” I could feel my insides burn with anger and sadness thinking of his feelings and the impact they will have on his future. We talked about ways to deal with this and it passed. I made it a […]

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Christmas

When We Don’t Celebrate Christmas

Last December, my son came home with stories full of wonder about a man named Santa, how he’s coming to our house and bringing us presents. He even talked about how we needed to get a Christmas tree so that Santa could put all the wrapped gifts there. My heart fell into a million pieces […]

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connections

My First School-Age Birthday Party as a Mom

In a desperate attempt to up my game in the making mom-friends category, I decided to attend a birthday party for my son’s classmate from school. It reminded me of high school because all I wanted was to fit in and make some connections. I have been dying to create my mom-village for five years […]

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real

My Motherhood in Photos

It happens every few weeks. I scroll through social media and see that photo. It’s the photo with the family that looks perfect. Their clothes match down to the accessories and the children appear content, well-behaved, AND happen to stare right at the camera. The parents look proud and happy, and the house looks immaculate. They beam […]

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