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Becoming Brave: Modeling Courage for Our Kids

It is not uncommon for one of my kids to ask me to define a word for them. It happens daily. Their vocabulary is rapidly growing, but often words are used without understanding the definition. The other afternoon I decided to inquire about my kids’ understanding of bravery. When asked, “What does it mean to […]

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The Day My Daughter Was Diagnosed

I wouldn’t have made the appointment for my daughter’s well-child check except that I knew she was due for vaccinations. I went in with ease and confidence because this has been our healthiest year as a family ever. We haven’t even had a cold in over a year. The appointment was fabulous, until it wasn’t. […]

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My Favorite (non) Parenting Books

I never enjoyed reading parenting books. Somehow I doubted their usefulness. Sure, I asked my friends for opinions and advice, sought help and wisdom from my family, flipped through magazines and Facebook posts, trying to solve the mystery that is child rearing. Still, picking up a book solely devoted to telling me the best way […]

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