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Mother’s Day Remembrance

When was the last time you slowed down to …. Notice the rays of the sun highlighting your child’s hair? Hold your partner close and notice the rhythm of his heart beating? Extend a smile of welcome to someone on … Continue reading

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Tip #4 Holidays – Be Present & Pay Attention

Tip #4 is be present and pay attention.  It’s possible to “miss” good chunks of your life because you’re so focused on getting things done – or thinking about the future or the past – that you forget to pay … Continue reading

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Tip 3 Holidays – Embrace Reality

There is holiday magic, to be sure.  But magical thinking probably won’t serve you as well. Tip 3 is Embrace Reality.  We all have fantasies of what would be wonderful.  And, it’s important to be grounded in reality so you … Continue reading

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Tip #2 Holidays That Restore: Get Honest

‘Tis the season to put on your own oxygen mask!  The hardest thing about doing this is telling the truth to yourself.  Tip #2 is Get Honest. If you’re thinking, “This doesn’t apply to me,”try this simple test:  think of … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Holidays That Restore

  This Christmas will be my first without my Dad, who passed away in June.  I’ve decided not to make up a story about how hard it will be.  I trust there will be moments of joy – and grief.  I’m … Continue reading

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Parenting Through Death & Loss

My last post was in honor of my Dad on Father’s Day.  It was also the day I got the news that the cancer Dad had only recently been diagnosed with was taking over his whole body, and his organs … Continue reading

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How Fathers Create Space for Imperfection

What’s your take on these wise words from Seth Godin?  “Truly perfect is becoming friendly with your imperfections on the way to doing something remarkable.” I interpret this with a parenting twist: Truly perfect is feeling free to embrace your … Continue reading

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11 Tips to Reduce Lying and Help Your Kids Tell the Truth

  Wondering what works for teaching kids to tell the truth?  These 11 tips will help you get to the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, more of the time. There’s good news and bad news about … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Boost Your Parenting Willpower

  What do you do when your tween or teen is getting snotty and pushing your buttons? Remember when your kids were little, and you could just pick them up and physically move them if they didn’t do what you … Continue reading

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31 Ways to Say “I Love You”

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I always like to encourage the broader reflections on “love”, rather than the more narrowly defined “romantic” love that the media focuses on.  Here are some ways I like to show love for my kids (and … Continue reading

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