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It’s Not Your Job to Keep the Peace

Last week, my household had a fairly typical get-the-kids-off-to-camp morning rodeo—packing up the lunches, applying the sunscreen, rounding up the towels and the bathing suits. I was giving a neighbor kid a ride to camp, too, so I was trying… more →

3 Ways You’re Making the Holidays Harder Than They Need to Be

Holidays stressing you out? There are all kinds of factors we can lay the blame on—parties, school performances, year-end pleas for donations from non-profits and political candidates, relentless digital marketing from retailers trying to move some merchandise, trying to finish… more →

5 Ways to Deal with Election Stress

Could this election be any more fraught?? Don’t answer that—if the answer is yes, I don’t want to know! One thing I do know for sure is this: No matter what happens on Tuesday, we have to keep talking to… more →

The Truth About Having Doubts

This is a picture of our new dog, Cookie. She came home with us a week ago. My daughter had been asking for a dog since kindergarten (she’s in third grade now). My husband and I would always say, when… more →

If I Could Give All Moms One Thing…

I learned everything I needed to know about motherhood before my first child was even officially born. Of course, I need to continually remember and deepen that learning, but it was all right there in those 72 hours of labor…. more →