Who Cares?

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I sank into the couch, tears dripping down bright pink cheeks. I was beating myself up about how, “I’m sending our boys into early therapy,” and “I let this person down,” and “If only I had more margin to accomplish all these grand plans I have for the day- like working, and helping in the kids’ classroom, and bringing our …

What I’m Learning: Solitude

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Bry and I have sold our souls to Scandal, as in, some nights we watch episode after episode into the wee hours of the morning, because, Olivia Pope, people. Enough said. There was a recent episode where she was kidnapped and thrown in a dingy cell for days. Alone. And then she perished. Kidding. If you’re not watching, start like yesterday. Anyway, it …

Permission Granted

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“I’ve always wanted to ____________.” “I dream about becoming a __________.” “Do you think ____________ is a good idea?” More and more I’m talking with moms and college students, friends, and other parents about stirrings and ideas swimming around inside their heads, and I notice a common theme- the desire to be validated and cheered. But it’s more than that; some …

Why Pro Others Doesn’t Mean Anti You

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“Look, mommy and daddy!” Ty hovers his body between the couch and coffee table in a perfect plank. “Cool bud. You’r so strong!” From the kitchen, Tanner hollers, “I’m strong TOO!” “Yea, bud, you sure are.” “Mommy, daddy. Look!” Ty dives at the ground in a death-defying somersault he apparently learned at gymnastics. “Awesome bud. That was great.” “I can do that.” …

Bully for You

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It happened at the park with some friends. The older ones were racing around the structure, pretending to be “Sonic.” Yes, folks, Sonic the Hedgehog is back {insert “I feel old thoughts”} One little munch was playing in the sand, while Ty was circling two boys like a vulture. His face determinedly brazen: “You are my chosen park playmates and I will be joining you both.”

They, on the other hand, were not feeling the same.