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A letter to my daughter about loving yourself

Dear Daughter, This morning, just like every morning, you walked out of your room wearing the most gloriously mismatched outfit. You beamed with pride because you picked your clothes out all by yourself, and you loved how the colors looked on you. For you, getting dressed is pure joy, because it is a chance to […]

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Child psychologist on expecting and being a “good” mom

Every day I have the honor and privilege of helping children with their emotional, behavioral and educational functioning. I am a child psychologist and behavior analyst. I love children, and more importantly, I love working with and helping them find happiness and success in whatever shape that looks like for them. When my husband and […]

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30 days filled to the brim with thanks

I set out with a simple goal. Write down one thing every day for which I am thankful. It wasn’t hard to think of that one thing. Sometimes several thoughts bubbled up and the hard part was picking just one. It was surprisingly challenging to remember to take the quick moment to write it down. […]

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My vision of success as a parent changed in an airport terminal

“Well adjusted” was my goal out of the gates. I wanted to raise an adaptable little human with a mild mannered disposition. “Start as you intend to go on,” was the quote that I had on replay. I had her sleeping through the night in her crib and was able to soothe her back to […]

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An open letter to all of us to look up

We cannot allow what we hold in our hands to be what blinds us. If left to our own devices, we must recognize that there’s a time and a place to be connected to the interwebs, and darlings, that does not mean all the time everywhere there’s wifi. Don’t be mistaken, I am wowed by […]

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Lucky 7 :: Marking another year well-loved

Today makes seven. Seven years since we said “I do.” The day truly was all we hoped and planned. Man, did we ever plan! One cannot, however, plan for screeching sound system interruptions or the DJ playing the wrong version of Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours for the first dance. But the essential parts were all […]

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