Two Fold Lesson

Frustrated Mom

Let’s face it, some days are easier than others as a parent. Yesterday was one of those not so easy days. Actually….it was a day that although terribly frustrating begged me to place attention on what needed to shift. From the time my son set foot in our home yesterday, he refused to cooperate. It [...]

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Children enjoy the journey

With leash in hand, I was ready for my daily walk with my dog. I liked the idea of going outside and shaking off excess stress while pounding the pavement, step by step. I liked that it took me 5 minutes to walk my dog. It gave me time to get home and accomplish all [...]

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What do you love to do?

While speedily getting my son ready for karate class he began excitingly talking about his next belt test and how he wants to advance to the next level. Completely disconnected from him,  I was simply interested in getting him to class on time. I then began thinking about how my children’s after school activities interfere [...]

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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

As the apple picking season here in the Northeast comes to a close and the leaves burst into  their fiery plummet to the ground I  reflect on the splendor that is Nature. My family and I make our yearly trip to pick apples and pumpkins at the orchard, which always puts us all in a [...]

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Believe: Making rainbows out of Thin Air

     Last year, my husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. Prior to this date we began discussing the possibility of taking a trip to Hawaii as this was our honeymoon destination. We talked about this possibility with our two older children who were 4 and 5 at the time. They wanted [...]

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How our Children Gift Us

I was standing at the front desk at the dreaded dentist’s office with my 18-month-old daughter on my hip. Here I was reluctantly setting up an appointment to have a root canal done when I expressed my trepidation  to the assistant. She immediately stopped what she was doing and looked straight at my daughter who [...]

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