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An Embarrassment to my Daughter

So the other day I’m driving the girls around from here to there, and we’re listening to a song we all like. I’m waving my arms and bouncing to the music. Madam B pipes up and says, “That’s why I … Continue reading

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Introducing My Girls to One Billion Rising

Yesterday, B’s class went to our local event of One Billion Rising, the worldwide gathering to protest violence against women. B was all about the flashmob dancing and the fun of being in a crowd, but some of the substance sunk … Continue reading

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Mom-to-Mom Connections: Getting Better and Better

I got to sit around for several hours the other day with another mom while our daughters took skiing lessons. We drank hot drinks and covered every topic under the sun — from teachers, gun ownership and Obamacare to husbands, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Traveling Alone

I’ve decided in the new year that I need to focus on gratitude, to cultivate an active focus that lassos my attitude squarely into the life-is-good corral. It’s a good thing I’m starting this week because gratitude is a no-brainer … Continue reading

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Politics and Parenting: Both Require the Desire To Work Together

As I watch the election shenanigans, I’m struck again that both politics and parenting have two essential, but totally divergent, approaches to leadership. One view, represented in our family by my husband who was raised in a family of ranchers, … Continue reading

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Important notice to my daughters, cc God

Dear girls (please take note, Great Being): Effective immediately, this is what I want: I want you two to do exactly what I tell you at all times. This is because I have carefully, painstakingly thought out the parenting of … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 19: Taking care of myself on Mother’s Day

  Last year, I thought I didn’t need recognition for Mother’s Day. So, when nothing happened, I had a huge, bad, one-of-my-all-time-worst meltdowns with the girls in the car. I’d been feeling only mildly resentful when at a red light, … Continue reading

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