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Preparing for the Unexpected

When my daughter was first born, I was on top of making a will, recording all of my financial information and obligations, and ensuring my father had access to my safety deposit box where everything was kept. However, things change.  Life changes.  What I recorded in my original will is so outdated after just eight […]

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Mommy, Where Do Babies Come From?

“The Birds & The Bees” Talk goes in three stages: Fairy Tale Allusions Sanitized Honesty The Real Stuff It’s easy when they’re little toddlers and want to know where babies come from… “Storks bring them.. let’s just watch Dumbo; you’ll see.”  Then they see you or another woman with a big round ball for a […]

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Notes From The Mom of a Bully

In our household, bullying has always been something that happened to other people or families. We have seen it first hand at our kids’ schools and have grimly watched its subtleties in our society. Yet never once, no way, has bullying occurred in our household. We built our tribe on kindness, my friends. Inclusion has always […]

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A First Period Kit for My Daughter

As you read this, my daughter is T-minus one month from turning eleven. Which is ONE SHORT YEAR from twelve, which is the average age for a girl to experience menarche, more commonly known as GETTING HER FIRST PERIOD. ACKKKK!!! Panic much? Who, me? Never. You can review my completely calm and non-panicked thought about […]

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Please Don’t Call My Daughter “Pretty”

I love this article. LOVE IT.  You see, my daughter is blonde. Like, platinum, people-pay-money-for-it blonde. And that’s all anyone notices. We get asked, “Where did her hair color come from?” (Her father and I are both starkly in the brunette category). Or told, “Blonde hair and blue eyes! You’re in trouble!”  No. We’re not. At least […]

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