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Perspectives in Parenting

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Reflecting Upon Inadequacy, Life Balance, and Being Good Enough

I often ask myself if I’ve been good enough or if we have enough to make it through the day. Was dinner good enough or did my lackluster cooking skills leave my children’s tummies begging for more? Did I do enough laundry? Is the bathroom clean enough? Did I put the kids to bed early […]

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The 7 People You Need to Have in Your Mom Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” While the origin of this proverb is up for discussion, the concept itself is a familiar one for most parents. The idea of an entire community taking part in nurturing and caring for its children is one that can be found in many cultures. My husband and […]

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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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