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Summer Parenting

How Summertime Can Motivate Us to Keep Our Eyes on the Goal of Parenting

Summer is here, and our thoughts and expectations go to what we long for summers to be: Sips of tea on a hot day— Sitting by the pool— Lingering in the evenings catching fireflies— Listening to thunderstorms roll through— Vacations— Good books to read— Summer concerts in the park— and Long lazy days. But too […]

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Our New Partner – Tame Your Tiger Brain Training

Struggling with meltdowns? 0-60 emotions in seconds? Poor organization? Difficulty concentrating? Sensitive to sounds? The Tiger may need some taming.  When someone’s tiger is out of control it makes someone feel powerless to their emotions and their loved ones feel powerless too. The Tiger (our survival system) can get overworked due to many factors such […]

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A Reminder of Purpose Amidst Exhaustion

I stumbled off the plane delirious from emotional and physical exhaustion; poured myself into my car for the forty minute drive back to my sweet, very much missed children and husband. I pulled into the driveway as they exploded through our front door with exuberant screams of joy!! Their little arms enveloped me with tender […]

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5 Photos Not to Miss This Easter

I love Easter. I love the fact that it means this dreary Richmond “second winter” is finally ending. I love the kids dressed up. I love trying to find a seat when the church pews are filled to capacity. I even love dying eggs with kids who make a total mess of it. That’s why […]

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My Five-Year-Old Taught Me Real Kindness

We talk a lot about kindness in our house. Before my son went to kindergarten this year, we spent August reading books with great professions of kindness like We’re All Wonders, The Invisible Boy, and Spork. We talked about seeing others. About looking for someone who needs a friend. About learning how differences are beautiful. […]

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9 Pregnancy and Motherhood Terms That Need to be Retired

We talk a lot about pregnancy and motherhood in today’s society. We write books about these topics, devote entire websites and magazines to them. Sometimes, like in the cases of Beyoncé or Kate Middleton, we can’t stop talking about all things mommyhood. And that’s great, most of the time. But there are, without question, certain […]

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