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No, my son can’t come over to play

No, my son can’t come over to play

No, I’m sorry, my son can’t come over to play. It’s not that I don’t trust you; I just don’t trust the gun that you have in your house. Guns are powerful. I have held and fired several, and I never want to do it…

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A tribute to the moms who pump

A tribute to the moms who pump

To the mom using a breast pump in the bathroom stall at work, I’ll just wait out here until you are finished. Don’t want to disrupt. All done? Look, I don’t want to bother you, I just need to tell you that you are amazing….

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School choice: What are my options?

School choice: What are my options?

Choosing the right school for our children can be a daunting task. Gone are the days when all the kids in the neighborhood walked together to the same school every morning.  In fact, in the Charlotte region, parents and families today have more school choices…

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I want you to know that I’m cracked too

I want you to know that I’m cracked too

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen  “Anthem” How did you come to parenthood? Were you shiny and new? Were you full of hope…

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Stopping Thumb Sucking

Stopping Thumb Sucking

Few things are sweeter then the sight of a baby comforting himself with by sucking his thumb, but many parents struggle with breaking their child of the habit as they grow up. As babies grow and learn to crawl, dirt and germs from the floor…

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Not a Happy Glamper

Not a Happy Glamper

My children have spent the past two nights sleeping in a huge tent on my back deck. While I am fully supportive of their decision to live outside of the home, I can’t think of ANYTHING worse than camping. Let’s face facts here, in order…

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Molly Barker from Girls on the Run

Molly Barker from Girls on the Run

This awesome parent in Charlotte is Molly Barker.  She is the founder of Girls on the Run and a social entrepreneur who loves being a parent for many reasons…the greatest of these is her conscious awareness of the capacity she has to love unconditionally. She…

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Is Your Child Ready for Sleepovers?

Is Your Child Ready for Sleepovers?

With school underway and friendships growing stronger, your child might be receiving invitations to sleep over at their friend’s house. Chances are that the first invitation for your child to spend the night away will cause more anxiety for you than your little one. Slumber…

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Memories of Childhood

Memories of Childhood

Right before my 6th grade year, my parents moved our family from Cuyahoga Falls to Stow, Ohio in a glamorous-sounding neighborhood – Wyoga Lake Estates. (As you can likely tell, most everything in that area was named after Native Americans.) While this was a big…

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