The Gray Space

Yesterday, I volunteered some of my time to organize items at the children’s Consignment Sale taking place where I work. The first order of business was to organize the table housing all of the games and puzzles. As I stacked the games, I was struck by one in particular that Continue Reading

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Parenting the iGeneration

I have been thinking lately about how different the world is now from when I was a child.  What’s it like to grow up in a world where you have never experienced life without a smartphone? Or social media?   Will my children have an understanding of privacy? Of boundaries? What’s Continue Reading

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Two Sisters: One Musical

Last week, two of my daughters tried out for the elementary school production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On the days leading up the production, I could hear them upstairs walking back and forth with heavy feet, belting out tunes, and critiquing and encouraging one another. They were Continue Reading

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A Letter to My Children About Growing Up in Your Generation

Dear children, I don’t know what it’s like growing up in your generation. There are a lot of things about it that seem exciting. And a lot about it that seems hard. As your parent, I want to help you navigate through these waters. As you sit and watch YouTube Continue Reading

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Yes, It Matters

My friend and I had a conversation today that I have had numerous times, with various friends, since becoming a parent. Does it matter? Sometimes it all seems so trivial. The bottoms you wipe. The diapers you change. The hours spent awake at night rocking your infant to sleep. The Continue Reading

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Silencing the Joy-Stealing Monster Within

Last week, my baby started kindergarten. This means not only has my son started a new chapter in his life, but I have as well. For the past 12 years, I have had someone at home with me the majority of the time. Suddenly, I find myself living in the Continue Reading

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Someone Wants to Know Why My Child Goes to Preschool – Here’s Why

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about the mixed emotions I’m feeling as my baby – the youngest of four – is finishing his final days of preschool. In response to this post, someone commented: “Why is your child in pre-school and not at home being raised, nurtured, and Continue Reading

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When Lockdown Happens

Last Thursday, I pulled into the pick-up line at the end of the school day – as I always do. And my daughter walked to the car – as she always does. But something was different. Something was wrong. She opened the car door as the words came pouring out Continue Reading

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