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Rethinking parenting pressures

I’m beginning a collection of courses offered by Brené Brown called “Kitchen Table Wisdom,” beginning with “The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting.” The entire collection is about rethinking the pressures we put on ourselves and our kids. In case you want to … Continue reading

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Write yourself a permission slip

Remember that feeling of going to school with a handwritten note in hand from a parent? A note that held the power to excuse you from gym class or from an absence? Somehow that note left no questions unanswered because everything … Continue reading

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My one-sided, long distance love affair

The goal: Show you how amazing Saint-Paul-de-Vence is. The hiccup: I narrowed down the photos I want to show you to 88.  Yeah. The solution: Lessen again (and again) and then divide into multiple posts! Mr. B and I visited Saint-Paul in … Continue reading

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How to grow a materialistic child

My grandfather grew up on a large piece of land in Poland.  His household (which included his parents, four siblings, grandparents, uncle and his family, and a caretaker) would rise early to tend to the animals, bake the daily bread, and … Continue reading

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In the thick of it

“I’m sorry for yelling at Mommy and Daddy.” “I’m sorry for having a messy room sometimes and leaving my things around the house.” “I’m going to help the quiet girl in my class.” As I mentioned in Monday’s post, we … Continue reading

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Life in the fast lane: relationship equity

“In my world of crashing work deadlines, , teacher phone calls, late Girl Scout forms, forgotten water bills, kids’ stomachaches, and empty cupboards, all I could think was this: Man, all he has to do every day is go to … Continue reading

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