Keeping Santa alive is slowly killing me

Whenever I’m in the car with our soon-to-be-driving-teenager, I have a running commentary: “Don’t do this when you drive. Or that. Basically do the complete opposite of what I do every time I’m behind the wheel.” Like when I swerve a bit on country roads just so the kid climbing over the back seat to […]

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A Hard Gig

Politics and parenting have one thing in common: they bring out the crazy in everyone. Both tend to produce rigid and self-righteous thinking even among friends. We need to remember that parenting is a hard gig and as many people have reminded me over the years, seriously lacking in concrete instruction. I thought having  a […]

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Competitive Parenting

Parenting can unfortunately be a cut-throat enterprise. If you are not aware of the dangerous practice called competitive parenting then you must not have a child, seen a child, or even better—you probably live on the tippity-toppiest mountain peak in Nepal. In a cave. With a boulder the size of Manhattan blocking the only exit. With […]

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Traveling safely on food allergy path not an easy journey

Not many people know this but all my kids are freaks. My oldest had no heartbeat when she was born and had to be taken via ambulance to a higher level NICU. So, that was my mirth-filled “welcome to motherhood” moment. My second has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, my third has a kooky eyeball […]

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