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Discovering the Bonds of a Brother-Sister Relationship

When I found out I was pregnant with my third child only six months after giving birth to my second I cried. I was happy, yet terrified. I cried again when I found out I was having a daughter after two sons.  I doubted whether I would know what to do. Whether I could be […]

A Child’s Imagination is Never ‘Dangerously Overactive’

We are living in a time when clinging to the imagination of our children is more important than ever. So when I read about the preschool that reportedly banned imaginary superhero play in The Huffington Post, it made me wonder what is going on in the minds of the adults who created this policy. So far […]

Day Eight: Give Back Mission to Express Gratitude

Today is the eighth day of my mission to spread kindness and help others. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, please read: Join My Give Back Mission to Spread Kindness and Say Thank You. Having a baby is always a life-altering event. While all four of my pregnancies and birth stories were […]

Vote for My Blog… Please

I have stooped to a new low. I am begging for votes like some American Idol wannabe singer on TV. I never thought this would be me, but here I am writing a blog post, putting status updates on Facebook and tweeting “Vote For Me” a couple of times a day. So, why am I […]

The Tragedy of Being Left to Die Alone

No one deserves to die alone. It is wrong. Whether you are nine years old or 109, the dignity of dying – especially when it is imminent and not a surprise – should be faced in the presence of loved ones. Before my grandmother, it was something I took for granted. To me it is […]

All Parents Suck (Sometimes)

Have you ever been embarrassed by your child’s screams in a crowded restaurant or store? Did you ever sink to bribery, or hollow threats in order to get a little cooperation? Did jealousy creep in when a friend’s child the same age or younger did something your child still hasn’t mastered? Have you ever bought […]