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He’s Dad, Not the Babysitter

Here’s the thing, my husband is an amazing dad. And I’m not just saying that to justify my choice of partner. He is truly the kind of parent that I strive to be. He’s not perfect, but that’s what makes him an exceptional dad.  When my husband is alone with our kids, he’s not their babysitter, […]

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Parenting by Checklist

Summer will soon be upon us, and while I’m looking forward to spending more time with my kids, I’m also a little nervous about how we’ll all adjust to the new routine. If not for school schedules and the dreaded possibility of a tardy slip, my kids would gladly laze in their beds and dawdle over […]

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Advocating for My Son Isn’t Difficult. Letting Go Is.

From the time he turned four, going literally anywhere was a terrifying experience. He would bolt from the car and climb a light pole or run to see something interesting on the opposite side of the street. He narrowly escaped being hit by a car hundreds of times. In public places, it was a given […]

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Checking the “Other” Box

A long time ago I accepted the fact that when my husband and I had children, they would look more like him than they would me. No big deal. My husband is quite handsome, so I wasn’t worried. When we were in the market for our first home, we both agreed that we wanted to […]

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