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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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There’s a Purple-Haired Troll in My Basement!

We live in an age where the isolated nuclear family is the norm. I’ve heard many friends complain about the difficulty of forming friendships and community connections after a long day of work and parenting responsibilities. I’ll admit that I used to have the same difficulty until I invited the “purple-haired troll” and her daughter […]

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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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The Comparison Conundrum

We know not to compare. We know that every baby is different. Given a long enough timeline, nearly every baby will talk and walk and have all their teeth. We’re all doing the best we can and we’re good, loving parents. The constant comparison with other mothers is silly, we know all this. So why […]

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Imposter Syndrome for Moms

Today I yelled at my daughter for not eating her cereal fast enough. Then we couldn’t find matching socks. Then we couldn’t find a hair tie. Then I remembered that none of us had brushed our teeth. I am not good at this. Soon everyone will discover that I am not good at this. That […]

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6 PMB Back to School Tips

It is that time of the year again: back to school! How many of us are ready for the routine to begin again? The early mornings, the school lunches, the drops offs and pick ups? The morning madness and the afternoon chaos? I have mixed feelings about it all, but I know it must be […]

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