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groundhog day

A Groundhog Day Tradition

Groundhog Day is a special holiday for my family, with a memorable, fun tradition from my childhood. The telephone would ring several times before it was answered. I could visualize my grandma making her way through her apartment to where the black rotary dial phone rested on a side table. Her hello was warm, welcoming and so familiar. I […]

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humor

Finding Humor in Being a Mom

Humor is a wonderful tool for coping with challenging situations, diffusing arguments, asking your kiddos to pretty please do their chores, or reminding your sweet baby for the eleventy-billionth time not to wipe her boogers on the wall next to the bed. While being funny is good for handling these situations, I don’t know anymore, because […]

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Tiptoe Like a Chicken: Using Play to Parent

The two to four-year-old age group is unique. Sandwiched somewhere between baby and kid, their impulse control and ability to express and regulate emotions are still developing. This can be a challenge for parents used to communicating with those not a) screaming b) constantly in motion c) covered in breakfast and/or mud, or d) all […]

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