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Deconstructing Toy Story and My Kids’ Perspectives on the Missing Dads

One Saturday morning following our weekly movie night, which featured the original Toy Story, I asked my kids for their perspectives on the more mysterious parts of the movie. The three Toy Story movies build on the premise that toys, in the absence of humans, come to life and have adventures of their own. The […]

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Welcome to Vermont. This is a Judgement-Free Zone

Welcome to rural Vermont. This is a judgement-free zone. There are no Saks 5th Avenue or Prada stores around the corner but instead, you’ll find a Mom and Pop store, a Farmer’s Market and you will, at one point or another, get stuck behind a manure spreader on your way to work. In recent decades, […]

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Helping My Little ‘Follower’ to Think Independently

(All names and identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the privacy of minors mentioned in this post.) Recently, my preschooler got me thinking about how I can help him think independently and be less of a ‘follower.’ My son currently attends a great preschool program that he really loves and where he is thriving. […]

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Rotating Holidays and Kidless Christmas Eves: Sad Side Effects of Divorce

As a little girl, I remained blissfully unaware of sad childhood realities like rotating holidays between divorced parents. I came from an intact family, and I didn’t get introduced to the concept of divorce until my aunt and uncle split up during my middle school years.  Growing up as an only child in Florida, I remember […]

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