Mar
24
Version 3.0 – This, too, Shall Pass
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Given that I already had a son and a daughter 17 months apart, it came as a surprise to many when I gave birth to a third child almost five years later.  Curious relatives wondered why my husband and I would add to our ‘perfectly traditional’  4-person family.  We entertained ourselves with various responses to this query.  My favorite [...]

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Mar
24

I’d like to direct you to an insightful article about how some our parental words and feelings become highlighted – more important – than others in the eyes of a child  http://bit.ly/d7CwDD

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Mar
16
Luck ‘O the Irish
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All the talk of St. Patrick’s Day and Luck ‘O the Irish has me thinking…does this phenomenon called luck really exist?   I’m not convinced that it does.  I don’t think anything is life is that random.  There are no accidents.  We make choices and our choices have natural consequences.  Events happen and we respond.  Chance [...]

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Mar
09
Do you have a parenting mission statement?
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Every organization should have a mission statement; a family is an organization.  A mission statement is simply a statement of intention identifying an organization’s committment and values.   It can act as more than just a foundation on which to build a practice.  If used correctly, a mission statement is reviewed and renewed if necessary.  Sort of like [...]

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Mar
03

The post this week is a little delayed as I’m recovering from a 3-day power outage here in the Northeast.  As is typically the case with any crisis or loss, this event presented an abundance of opportunities for personal growth as well as teachable moments to benefit our children. There are distinct differences in the [...]

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