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When Little People Hit & Bite

‘Little people’ being the operative words! There are a few things I find helpful to keep in mind when dealing with the sometimes crazy transition from sweet, gentle, loving babyhood…to intense, fiery, demonstrative and often aggressive toddlerhood. It can be challenging to say the least when coping with this contrasting and often sudden change. For a whole host of reasons …

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter, May your heart feel my love with you always. May you feel courageous, even if you’re standing on your own or defending the weak. May you trust your instincts. May you watch how your Daddy treats me and settle for nothing less. May you choose your friends with care. May those you love, deserve that piece of your …

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A Rising Tide

Waves As waves crash over her tiny body, she embraces them. Flows with them. Becomes them. Her emotions ebb and flow. Lie smooth as glass. Rise up in massive swells, crashing down on everything within reach. Her tears just as salty. Her power just as mighty as the dark fluid mass rolling through the ocean. Constantly changing. Always beautiful. Raw. …

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Surrender

Worrying about our children. About the future. About their overall well being. About how to be what they need. The list goes on. I’ve noticed I lose the ability to focus on the present moment and maintain my sense of calm when I’m plagued with fears and worries. Future worries for your child, especially if they are highly sensitive and …

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Our Needy Kids

My four year old still needs me. She still really needs me. Or my husband. To help her feel safe and comfortable. To be by her side while she experiences life and all it has to offer. So much is so new for her still, and so much is daunting and exciting and scary and amazing all at the same …

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Because sometimes you just need to hear it.

Dear Mother Reading This, You are doing a wonderful job. You put your kids first every single day and pour every ounce of your energy into their well-being. After they are asleep you wonder whether you have done enough. You are doing enough. You are a loving, thoughtful, wonderful mother.

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Choose Your Battles

Although I don’t like the word “battles”,  this has been somewhat of mantra of mine for a while now. Way before I had kids, when I was teaching kids with special needs, I would hear this phrase ringing in my mind.  Many of my students had significant physical, sensory, emotional, psychological and health related needs. It was pretty vital to …