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the burdens of her mother

“When is your birthday?” asked the volunteer behind the library counter. “May 18th,” my daughter answered, incorrectly. Perhaps we should have skipped this event. The night before, my soon-to-be 9¬†year-old had been concerned about attending Birthday Book Club as she does not like “rushing around” in the morning. I assured her that attending would not change what time we’d need…

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Lipstick and Earrings

I’m going to share a little secret with you: some days I don’t want to get out of bed. The alarm goes off and I just want to pull the covers over my head and not start the mom-hustle that is my day. So maybe that’s not really a secret given I’ve already written about how depression and anxiety have…

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Managing Your Child’s Expectations During the Holidays

This time of year can be overwhelming, what with presents to wrap and meals to prepare and guests to attend to and all. It’s a lot for a grown up to keep up with. Now imagine you are an 8 year-old who literally can’t wait until Christmas morning — what does that feel like? As parents we are often so…

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