• The Weight Of Mothering

    - May 5, 2017
    If there’s anything more blissful this side of heaven than cuddling your baby for the first time I don’t know what it is. That sweet smelling bundle resting on your breast holds the power to both...
  • Perspective Changes Everything

    - Apr 27, 2017
    Before children, if asked what physical attribute I liked best about myself, I would have absolutely chosen my hair. It was thick, straight, long, and blonde. While I knew it didn’t define me, it was definitely...
  • Canoeing Under Trenton!

    - Apr 19, 2017
    We had a marvelous adventure planned for the day. I gave Joe a list of possible activities to choose from, which included tennis, golf, soccer, lacrosse, hiking and “canoeing through and under Trenton on the Assunpink...
  • Parenting The Heart Of Our Children

    - Apr 11, 2017
    What is your parenting approach?  I don’t know about you all but I’m learning daily new approaches.  It’s an ongoing process.   Some things I try work and other things just make life messy.   As...
  • The Bad Dream Is In There

    - Apr 2, 2017
    The three-year-old refused to go into his room, day or night, because,“The bad dream is in there.” He was terrified and his mom was worried. This had gone on for six months. During a Facebook conversation,...
  • Social Anxiety- Mom’s Letter To Her Daughter

    - Mar 28, 2017
    Dear Daughter, Social Anxiety–that’s what the therapist called it as I sat across from her on the mahogany leather couch. Her office was devised to look like a living room, to make me feel at home,...
  • Fight Like A Mom

    - Mar 22, 2017
      Learning No What’s the one word all children seem to hate? The one word that can turn a perfectly sweet child from cute to chaotic? The one word that parents seem almost allergic to these...
  • Everybody, Listen Up!

    - Mar 18, 2017
      Everybody, Listen Up!   A few weeks ago my family decided to go on an outing. As we prepared to head out the door, everybody had their own plan and tried to convince everyone else...
  • Are Power Struggles Your Kryptonite?

    - Mar 16, 2017
    Kids are in it to win it, aren’t they? They are all in when it comes to fighting for their way. Power struggles are exhausting for the parent. Exhilarating to the child. It has helped me...
  • Toddlers Are Full Of Energy and Too Busy To Stop Playing

    - Mar 15, 2017
    Don’t we all wish that we had the energy of a toddler? These little energy beings are constantly on the move and the minute we let them out of our sight they do something they shouldn’t....

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