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The Unexpected Gift I Got From My Kids This Christmas

The Unexpected Gift I Got From My Kids This Christmas

12.19.2014
This absolute sense of joy and trusting belief so emblematic of the littlest among us is both powerful and inspiring. It's the stuff we...
The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

12.19.2014
With the weather unseasonably cold, we took the kids to Wannado City, a breathtaking indoor child city located outside of Ft. Lauderdale....
All My Son Wants For Hanukkah Is Christmas

All My Son Wants For Hanukkah Is Christmas

12.19.2014
Like most children, my 5-year-old is obsessed with Christmas. He loves the brightly colored lights. He is spellbound by Christmas trees....
Gifts From My Children That Changed Me for Good

Gifts From My Children That Changed Me for Good

12.18.2014
My daughter taught me that she is not me and her way of doing things is not my way. "Different" doesn't necessarily require fixing.
13 Wishes for My Sweet 13-Year-Old

13 Wishes for My Sweet 13-Year-Old

12.18.2014
I have great memories of my thirteenth birthday. I received some great gifts and even made a special wish that night (which did come true!)....
Help Me Find The Heroes Our Kids Can Believe In

Help Me Find The Heroes Our Kids Can Believe In

12.18.2014
I feel like I need to find people to hold up for my children and say: This is the kind of person I hope you are, the kind of men and women...
Little Girls Hate Mud

Little Girls Hate Mud

12.18.2014
My kid is brilliant. She is hilarious and kind and sensitive. She is joyous and loving and full of life. And none of these things have...
Parenting Hurts

Parenting Hurts

12.18.2014
I kept thinking, kept believing that the pain is "all worth it," because you get this wonderful little human being afterwards who loves...
The Gift Of Not Getting Everything For Christmas

The Gift Of Not Getting Everything For Christmas

12.18.2014
I think of this brown pony Christmas, and it was perfect. I didn't notice how many presents were under the tree; I don't remember cranky...
Son, These Are The 10 Ways You Amaze Me

Son, These Are The 10 Ways You Amaze Me

12.17.2014
You cried when we had some trees removed because you were worried the birds would lose their homes. You want to pet every dog you meet....
Flipped Your Lid at Your Kid? One Way to Recover

Flipped Your Lid at Your Kid? One Way to Recover

12.17.2014
As parents, we may not always react to our kids the way we'd like, but we'll always get another chance
Learning To Appreciate And Respect The Beliefs Of Others

Learning To Appreciate And Respect The Beliefs Of Others

12.17.2014
I once overheard my son having a conversation with his classmate. The friend asked, "What religion are you? We're Catholic." My son replied,...
Work At home? Here's The Only Gift You Need This Year

Work At home? Here's The Only Gift You Need This Year

12.17.2014
I hadn't realized what a huge difference there is between a day in which you end up doing hardly any work by happenstance, and a day you...
Dear Daughter, Always Believe

Dear Daughter, Always Believe

12.17.2014
My dear daughter, I know one day you will not believe in the man in the red suit, but for now you do and I choose to believe with you....