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No Boys Allowed: Responding to Exclusionary Language

After winter break, a new kid joined my daughter’s class. Her small school community, which had consisted of five four-year-old girls, was welcoming its first boy. We found out a few days in advance and tried to prepare her. She wasn’t on board at all.   “My school is just girls. No boys allowed.”   …

Elevating Self-Care: Moving Beyond Pleasure Seeking

Self-care, or prioritizing your own needs so that you can show up better for your family and your life, is an important piece of being a conscientious, mindful parent. Yet, for many of us, the notion of self-care conjures up images of long baths, nights out with friends, chocolate, and glasses of wine. Much of …

Your Best Parenting Resource

“If an organization is resourced, it has all the things, such as money and materials, that it needs to function properly.” – Collins Dictionary   With the holidays in full swing, I wanted to share an important reminder. You have one of the most powerful parenting resources at your fingertips: YOU. In any given moment, …

Thank You, Julie Andrews

With the holidays approaching, I often find myself thinking about traditions. Since I grew up in the age of cable TV, it’s not too surprising that one of my family’s holiday traditions was watching movies. A Christmas Story was one of our holiday favorites. Now that I have my own family, I find myself wanting …

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