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What to say or not to say to adoptive families

What to Say, or Not to Say, to Adoptive Families

I want to preface this blog post by telling you that this is the hardest topic for me to talk about or write about. I have three children. My youngest is adopted. Obviously so; my adopted daughter and I couldn’t look more different. She has the gorgeous, luminous brown skin of her Ethiopian ancestors, while I have […]

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There is No Mommy, Only Zuul

There is No Mommy, Only Zuul

Back in my single days, I would leave when I wanted, do what I wanted, and not have to answer to anyone. If I felt like going to White Castle at 11:37pm, I’d do it. I’d be pretty scared and drag my 6’4″ male friend with me as a body guard, because I’m sure all […]

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When grandma meddles

When Grandma Meddles…

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s your mother or your mother-in-law, you are told, “We did things differently when we were parents.” Unsolicited advice is hard to hear from anyone. It’s much easier to pooh-pooh the unwanted counsel at a grocery store from that stranger when your toddler is having one of “those” moments. But, […]

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Lazy Mama Manual: Baby Led Weaning

Confession time – lots of my practical parenting decisions are driven primarily by a need to simplify my life as much as possible.  I feel no need to martyr myself to motherhood.  Breastfeeding? Easier than making bottles.  Babywearing? Faster and less annoying than pushing a stroller. So when my son started to become interested in […]

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5 ways to reignite the flame

5 Ways to Reignite the Flame

Change is the only constant in life. Whether you are 3 months old, or 30, people change. Interests change. Thoughts change. Relationships change. It’s the daily events that can cause a person to change their perspective on a situation. Sometimes perspective adapts for the person to see exactly what they want. Maybe the dust has […]

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Quieting the inner turmoil of parent guilt

Quieting the Inner Turmoil of Parent Guilt

Even though I’ve been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly 17 years (11 of those spent exclusively with children and families), I am still subject to crazy parenting guilt. It creeps up on me in my weakest, most exhausted or chaotic moments, whispering that something I’ve done has irreparably damaged my child. It’s a wildly irrational […]

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