Tag: Parenting

GoPro Parenting: My Personal Parenting Style

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I’m a GoPro Parent, and I’m proud of it! I’m sure you’ve heard of Helicopter Parents. You can spot them at the playground hovering over...

Table Manners: How We Raise Free-Range Kids

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Growing up, my family's dining room table was a place for dad to store his work documents or a month’s worth of mail. I...

Teaching Our Children to Ride Bikes: A True Test of Patience

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So here we go, another parenting milestone. Teaching our children to ride bikes. I’m excited for there to be a four capacity bike rack...

I’m a Movie Geek Mom: We are Proud Television Owners

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Before I had my son, as in, when he was kicking my bladder and making me rush to the bathroom every five seconds, I...

New Year Resolutions for Motherhood

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Does anyone else ever create resolutions for the new year, only to not follow up on them? I always have the best intentions on...

Personal Goals Ten Years Later: How Being a Parent Changed Me

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I just finished reading, “What Alice Forgot,” by Liane Moriarty, where the main character hits her head at the gym and wakes up to...

Playdates and Why I Am Terrible at Hosting Them

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Parenting confession #456,789: I am really bad about setting up playdates at my house for my kids. I’ve been bad about this for the last...

“Fun Mom”: For Some Moms, There’s A Lot Hiding Behind the...

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The other week I read an incredible blog post from a parent who was outing herself as a “not fun mom.” It was honest,...

Truth Is, I’m Not A Fun Mom. And That’s Fine By...

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I’m not a fun mom. There, I said it. What is most funny about this statement is that my kids have only once said it...

I’m an Emotional Doormat, but that Doesn’t Mean My Kids Need...

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I am an emotional doormat and the worst part of it is, I’m struggling not to hand this obvious bad habit down to my...

Child Safety Harness, Leash Backpack, or Tether… Call it What You...

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A child safety harness. A leash backpack. A tether. Call it whatever you want. I have one and use it to keep my daughter...

Embracing the Growth Mindset As A Parent

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I've been a teacher for a decade. For ten years, I've helped students and parents navigate the constantly-changing world of education. I've been through...

Please Stop Saying these Cliches about Children with Special Needs to...

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As a special needs mom, I often hear the same cliches over and over again. I have I have a big confession to make....

Finding a Parent-Friendly Job and Work-Life Balance

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When I started working as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in New York in 2006, I was working long days, from about 7:45AM, until anywhere...