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Kids: You Say You Want a Revolution?

I’m beginning to understand why ideas and education are the first things to be controlled in oppressive regimes. Education leads to…thoughts. Ideas. Connections. Expression. Discussion. And yes, Revolution. I, being the Head Mama around here, am in a position of Exalted and Sovereignly Great Dictator. Especially when the playroom and bedrooms look like they’ve been […]

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Teetering on Thin Ice--When Friendships Save

There are three words whose perfection and beauty are unsurpassed in the English language: NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED. (What? Did you think I was going to be a sentimental fool and profess something sappy like “I love you?”) I have been mechanically-challenged my entire life. I will admit it is part laziness, part impatience, part knowing […]

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A (Funny) Lesson on Attachment-detachment Parenting

My kids and I are having a fabulous summer. If we’re not swimming, we’re hiking, playing with friends or traveling. I fully realize these years are fleeting and I’m making the most of my time with them. The only snafu is this thing called work I’m supposed to be doing. And by the end of […]

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