Category Archives: parenting

For the days when nothing goes right…

I had big dreams for summer break! Four days in, I am spent.  My work from home job was going to allow this beautiful synchronous parenting/working situation.  I dreamt of waking up slowing with my kids, eating breakfast and welcoming … Continue reading

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Controlling my inner “Bad Mommy”

Several weeks ago, during our bedtime ritual, Maddie told me quite matter of factly, “Mommy you did a good job today”. To which I replied “Thank you sweetie, what do you mean?” She responded “Bad mommy never got mad and … Continue reading

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Why I’m not that kind of “Attachment Parent”

Dear Friends and Parents out there reading, I believe I have delayed posting an attachment post long enough. As many of you know, I am a self-proclaimed “attachment junkie”. I have spent the majority of my academic and professional life … Continue reading

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Thinking about Play Time

Yes, I know, it has been a while. Life seems to continue to move at a rate I can’t quite keep up with and in the meantime, blogging often is at the bottom of my list (although I think of … Continue reading

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The Great Spanking Debate

I was sitting down this afternoon and working on my lectures for this week when I stumbled upon a VERY angry Fox News reporter taking a not so unbiased reaction to an article released this week in the Canadian Medical … Continue reading

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Anyone Else Out There Tired?

I am tired.  Sometimes really tired.  In fact, I am the fall asleep while I put my kids down for nap and for bed tired (and yes, I do lay with my Maddie to help her fall asleep and have … Continue reading

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The Art of Distraction

distraction [dih-strak-shuhn]  The state of being distracted, mental distress or derangement, that which divides attention, or prevents concentration. Is any one with me here?  I feel like mid-October hits and with it comes a barrage of distraction.  Being a family on … Continue reading

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