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The Solution to Moms’ Love-Hate Relationship with Summer

Moms have a love–hate relationship with summer. There is less carpooling, no making of lunches (unless they have to bring a lunch to camp, of course) and no dealing with that horrible 5 o’clock witching hour of both you and your child having a meltdown over homework. (I am definitely not smarter than a 5th grader!) Summer promises long days, warm nights, popsicles, swimming, vacations, time to relax and not having to be out of the house at 8am. However, ironically, summer brings a whole new set of stresses to moms: … Continue reading The Solution to Moms’ Love-Hate Relationship with Summer

Being a Parent is a Selfless Act

Being a parent is a selfless act. I am going to make the assumption that most of us became parents because we wanted to. It is our choice, very well knowing that this 24/7 job comes with exponential amounts of love, though can offer very little amounts of daily return on our investment in the form of tangible evidence and validation that we are in fact succeeding. We plunge forward, do the best that we can, keep our unconditional love for our child at the forefront of our minds and … Continue reading Being a Parent is a Selfless Act

There is No Rule Book for How to Parent

To loosely quote a line from the quintessential 1989 movie Parenthood, “You need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car – you even need a license to catch a fish. But they’ll let any a—hole be a father.” What Keanu Reeves’ character was pointing out is that there is no official training, no required education, no sanctioned guidelines and no formal rulebook for how to parent. During pregnancy women often take numerous classes and consult a plethora of resources for what to expect and how to create … Continue reading There is No Rule Book for How to Parent