"Normal"

In my undergrad abnormal psychology class we discussed the definition of "normal" regularly throughout the semester.   The conclusion: "normal" is hard to define. So let's stop it.  Let's stop comparing our kids to their friends.  Let's stop scrutinizing our parenting based on cultural "norms." Besides, I have a hunch…
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Indulging in Skipping

Do you ever desperately want to skip out on something?  A lunch date, a concert, a work meeting, brushing your preschooler's teeth?  While we cannot often indulge in skipping without serious consequences - broken friendships, lack of culture, getting fired or a huge dental bill and mommy guilt - sometimes…
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Parenting

Back Porch

  When the day starts with a crying toddler at 1 am my desire for a do-over starts before it's even light out.  And 16 meltdowns later I was still wishing for a do-over.  But today we did our meltdowns differently.  We ignored laundry day.  We both took a nap.…
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