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Beware the Mommy Martyr

Beware the “Mommy Martyr”

Mommy martyrs.  We’ve likely all met one before. Always put upon, always over-tired, always with something to do for someone, somewhere.  We also likely all know those other moms who make it all seem effortless, who ooze genuine enjoyment and fulfillment as they guide their little ones through tantrums and triumphs, who seem to never […]

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Kid Friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

Kid-friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

I’m an unashamed homebody. But my kids? They need some out of the house time. So while I’ve created an environment in which I’m comfortable and thriving, sometimes I have to push myself out of my comfort zone to make sure they are fulfilled. Often, the thought of going out in public with my three- […]

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Nurture Your Tribe 1998

Nurture Your Tribe

Twenty years ago, on a trip to New York City for a college journalism conference, I became friends with two girls who were on the newspaper staff with me. Though we’d interacted in the newsroom prior to the trip and probably would’ve considered ourselves casual friends, it was our shared experience in New York City […]

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