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Hospitality Is Food for the Soul

Hunger is constant. It can be satiated, but without fail, in a few short hours our stomachs growl again telling us it is time to eat. Just as our stomach is hungry for food, our souls are hungry for connection. This past October, after undergoing major surgery, just two months after unpacking boxes in a […]

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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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Wonder Woman

Raising Wonder Women: Parenting Lesson’s From DC’s Latest Blockbuster

I have a special affinity for superhero films, but my anticipation for Warner Bros. Studio’s “Wonder Woman” has been unique. I remember watching reruns of Lynda Carter’s Diana Prince that hit the 1970’s with supernatural strength; her lasso of truth, indestructible bracelets, and invisible airplane beat the heck out of any accessories Barbie could offer. […]

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What Can We Teach Our Kids About Politics?

I still remember when politics took a turn for me. My daughter wasn’t quite two yet when President Obama was sworn into office. Politics changed in that election because I knew it would not only affect my life from now on, but my kids’ futures. Fast forward eight years, my daughter’s extra credit is to […]

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Bullying Prevention Month: Kindness Wins

Before we had our oldest daughter, my husband and I talked about the most important thing we could teach her. There are lots of things to teach. So many, actually, that one might think boiling it down to one thing would be super tricky. Turns out, it’s not. Kindness. That is the thing. In making that […]

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Combating The Sanctimommy Movement

I can’t say when the Sanctimommy Movement started precisely, but it probably had a finger in the pie of parenting since the dawn of time. It’s understandable how it came to be with the age of the internet and unlimited access it provides to parenting resources. That whole “It Takes A Village” mentality is kind […]

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To My 8-Year-Old, Now That Life is Tricky

Holy enchiladas, mamas! Eight is so much trickier than I thought it would be, and I’ve realized I need a new plan. My girl is busy copping an older-than-appropriate attitude, and sauntering out of the room with a GIGANTIC eye-roll, but I thought a letter to my daughter about how much I love her and about my new plan […]

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