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Coaching: For the Kids and Me

Growing up, I played Softball and Volleyball and participated on a Swim Team.  I loved each sport in its own right and was proud to introduce them to my oldest daughter.  Playing sports at a young age taught me the … Continue reading

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Neither Here Nor There – Meeting in the Middle

This morning, my youngest daughters created an image that I already know will be imprinted in my memory for a long time:  an almost-one-year-old standing in her crib trying to climb out and a 2 1/2 year old dangling on … Continue reading

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Parental Influence, not Control

A friend once said something so simple that it struck me to the core.  I had been complaining about the behavior of one of my kids and lamenting about how there must be something I had done wrong.  My intuitive … Continue reading

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A Lesson for a 9 Year Old: Speaking with Conviction

At the end of June as 3rd grade came to a close, my now 9-year-old Freckles approached me with the declaration, ” I want to play the Cello!” Biting my tongue a little, I simply said, ” Really?  That sounds … Continue reading

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The Apologetic Mother – Perfectionism Rears its Ugly Head

I’ve recently realized how much apologizing I actually do on a daily basis.  “Sorry about my appearance- I just got so busy today,”  or “Don’t mind my house – it would be so clean if these kids weren’t here.”  Sorry, … Continue reading

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What About “Me”?

My 2-year-old middle daughter, who I fondly call “Curly” for her dirty blonde ringlets, has developed some catch phrases that she flings at me like weapons in all of her terrible twos glory.  Some of these are things like, “Get … Continue reading

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