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What I Need in a Mom Friend

There we are. Four moms sitting on picnic blankets under the warm summer sun, bags packed with freshly cut apples and nut-free whatever, sipping fair-trade-coffee-frothy goodness, our well-dressed toddler children frolicking in the grass as we laugh and catch up on each other’s lives. That. That is what I thought I was looking forward to […]

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Sometimes We Fight

Sometimes we fight. Like really fight. We have blow-ups packed with shouting and lots of my tears. In the heat of the moment, embracing anger can be so satisfying and empowering. It’s so easy to slam doors and stew in separate rooms — especially after bombarding each other with grievances old and new. Thankfully, these fights […]

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Hanging On To My Childhood

I’m hanging on for dear life to those last ties to my childhood. While I am now a mother, I am still a daughter and sometimes I like to be cared for like one. My parents are my friends, my counsel, my teachers, my life. When I need advice, after talking to my husband, they are […]

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Why I Let My Daughter Watch Too Much TV

I’m writing this post, “Curious George 3: Escape to the Jungle” is playing in the background, and my two-year-old daughter is sitting next to me on the couch, surrounded by her Little People farm animals. The nap did not happen today, despite the fact that we tried for over an hour. I spent the morning […]

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Changing My Inner Voice

“Yes you can, yes you will.” “Breathe through it.” “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” These are things I often tell my clients while teaching barre class. When the moves get challenging and I see clients starting to give up, I try to push them to get through it. I want them […]

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