Paradoxes of parenthood: Louie CK as guru

How this guy empowered me to embrace the paradoxes of parenthood  Early in my mom years, I heard the well-known bit from Louis CK about the many paradoxes of parenthood. He explained that , even though he loves his kids intensely, being a parent...

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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Before, During and After

A New Approach For Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-teacher conferences are coming up and they can feel like deja-vu: Same kid, same feedback, different teacher. After hearing negative feedback from a fellow adult, there is the understandable temptation to give the “This is serious,” lecture. But...

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Welcome To My Online Home

Welcome to my new online home!  Yes I keep a low profile, and yes I’ve been lurking about some. But I’ve also been up to a few things. I’m married and the mom of two feisty girls. Oh, and we live in New...

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I’m Here!

Hello there, the Internet, it’s Helaina. Yes I keep a low profile, and yes I’ve been lurking about some, but I’ve also been up to a few things. I’m married and the mom of two feisty little girls. Oh, and we live...

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