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Stuck in the Middle: Advice for Pre-Teens

Stuck in the Middle: Advice for the Parents of Pre-Teens

Think being a teenager is hard? Try being a pre-teen. You still like kids’ toys, playing outside with your friends, building on MineCraft, and watching the Disney Channel. But you also like “cool” stuff like celebrities, pop music, YouTube, and iPhones. If you’re a girl, you’re probably playing with make-up, but Barbies are only sometimes […]

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DearOtherMom

Dear Other Mom, You Win

Dear other mom, I see you everywhere. At dance class on Saturday morning, you arrive with your freshly painted manicure and pedicure. Your daughter, poised and sporting the same hairdo, smiles at me in a similar fashion, while you help her with her ballet shoes. Later in the week, our paths cross at Taekwondo, where […]

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NewYearSameMe

New Year, Same Me

We’re all guilty of using the phrase, “new year, new me,” and this year I’m not even going to try with that mess. I’ve tried sticking to workout regiments, fads, and meditation. The only one that truly lasted was meditation. This year, I’m not trying to stick to a resolution. This year, I’m putting myself […]

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Finding My Happy Place

Finding My Happy Place

“Are you happy mommy? Are you happy, happy?” This seems to be a constant question that recently has been coming out of my two-year-old daughter’s mouth. In the midst of chaos, sickness and craziness, and even on a random ordinary day, my daughter will suddenly ask me, “Are you happy?”  That one simple question has […]

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