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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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Cultural Appropriation at Thanksgiving: My Daughter and Chris Hemsworth

  A few weeks ago, my secret boyfriend, Chris Hemsworth, shared an Instagram photo saying he stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are fighting against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). Now there’s plenty to talk about in terms of the DAPL, and it’s well worth educating yourself on this issue, but what caught […]

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