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History Can Teach Us Empathy

If everyone had a strong sense of empathy—the ability to share and understand another’s feeling and experiences—the world would be a pretty perfect place. Perhaps we could have avoided slavery, the Holocaust, 9/11, and countless other atrocities and tragedies if we all thought more about one another’s experiences and feelings.  In her recently published parenting book, Unselfie: Why […]

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I Took a Sick Day and We All Survived

  We’ve all heard it.  Moms don’t get sick days. In fact, I think that we as moms have made that statement above one of the harshest realities of motherhood. We have learned to “just deal with it.” We’ve created memes mocking what we call man flu when our husbands fall ill. We’ve pretty much accepted the […]

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Holding onto Baby

I have three beautiful, wonderful children. After our third was born, I knew that our biological family was complete. She has so much life within her. She is bold and vibrant and absolutely adorable. I often tell people that I’m thankful she came last because she is such a handful that I really needed the […]

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A Mother’s Love, as Evidenced by a Banana

In April, Caroline and I flew to Texas for my best friend’s wedding. At 11 months, it was Caroline’s first time on a plane, and my first time taking her on a trip by myself. Being the Type A planner that I am, I researched everything I could get my hands on regarding flying with […]

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