Motherhood

A family playing at the skating rink in winter.
Teaching Your Child Perseverance
02/20/2017

A week ago at my son’s hockey practice (he’s five), I witnessed an older boy (around 10) come off the ice and meet his dad who promptly directed him to sit on the bleachers so they could take his equipment off and go home (pretty standard practice). After the long…

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Transitioning to Kindergarten and the Stages of Mom Grief
05/30/2016

Most young children will transition into their academic career with preschool or kindergarten, starting as early as age 3, while some begin at 4, 5 or 6. It’s normal for young children to be excited and scared about the idea of starting at a new school with new friends and…

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Finding Your Mom Tribe
05/23/2016

The well-known vulnerability theorist and author, Brene Brown, spoke about the difference between empathy and sympathy in a 2010 TED Talk. She pointed out that empathy is the art of sharing a listening, caring ear and helping others feel heard, cared about and understood. The end result of empathy is…

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Five Steps to Mindful Mothering
05/20/2016

Meditation and personal mindfulness is a very trendy concept among modern parents. A mindful approach to living attempts to live and be in the moment. Put simply: living fully in each moment and being emotionally and physically present as life unfolds each minute. Applied to parenting, being mindful is making…

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What (really) Happens When You Have a Baby and Your BFF is a Non-Mom
05/15/2016

When you get the news that you’re pregnant and going to be a mommy, your BFF might be the first (or second) person you call to tell the big news. You’re expecting and you can’t wait to share it with her. After all, you guys do everything together. You finish…

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