Month: September 2014

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Connecting in the Chaos, Part 2

Last week I wrote a post about my struggle to connect with my girls, in a meaningful way, in the midst of what often feels like utter chaos around the house on weeknights. If you missed that first post you can click to read it here. For those of you who are in the middle…

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Connecting in the Chaos, Part 1

Early Monday morning, in the middle of the ‘get ready for school’ shuffle, our oldest daughter grabbed me by the arms, pulled me close and said, “Mom, what did we do together this weekend?”      Oh honey, right now? Is what I thought.      “Oh, honey,” I take a deep breath and  pause while…

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Mommy Has Meltdowns Too

I glanced into the rearview mirror expecting to see the baby smiling and staring out her window. She had gotten very quiet all of a sudden, which I found odd because she had been shrieking and arching her back just minutes before. Her head was nodded, eyes were closed. She was sound asleep. Shucks!  She…

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Back to School: The Happy, Sad Dance

Ah, the end of summer vacation. It comes with so many mixed emotions doesn’t it?! I know some “I’m SOOO happy my kids are back in school…I couldn’t take this ONE MORE MINUTE!” moms. I’m not exactly one of them (or maybe feel too guilty to admit that sometimes I might feel that way just…