Sep
16
Handling Transitions
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Anyone who manages a small country called ‘Family’ is familiar with  the mayhem that accompanies the start of a new school year.  The work involved in this transition can drain an entire summer’s worth of relaxation in a single week.  Which is why I find myself holding onto a clear shedule and summer weather with [...]

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Aug
20

You may be familiar with the expression, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”  If this is true, I must be insane. Frequently, my husband and I pack up our family for weekends at a family camp.  We manage, most times, to remember everything and everyone. (The movie ‘Home Alone’ [...]

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I read a poll claiming that, “one gift that seemed most important to women on Mother’s Day was quality time alone.” As a mother of young children, this statement did not shock me; this is exactly what I ‘ask’ for each year.  I felt partially vindicated to learn that  I’m not the only ogre whose greatest [...]

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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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Sep
02
Back to School Tips for Parents
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With one tween off to Middle School for the first time, another who would “rather lick my shoe” than go to school, and a little one starting first grade, emotions were high on this first day of school.  It was entertaining to watch the morning unfold.  Like a three-ring circus, each of my children had [...]

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