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Clarity

To me the world is full of shades of gray. There are many issues which become blurred under the complexities associated with them–where clarity is difficult. Reading about Bruce Jenner’s struggle and ultimate transition to Caitlyn Jenner is one of them, and I can’t begin to comment on it-except for one thing. When I was writing my book, The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook, I had the opportunity to...

Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re a Failure

You’re a parent.  You want to protect your kids. You don’t want to see them hurt. But what do you do when part of what needs to happen is exactly that? Recently my son took on a school project and chose perhaps the most complicated option available. When CJ gets excited about something he tends to complicate it. In fact, we jokingly call him “the complicator.” “Mom, I think I am going to write my own...

Paddington Film Release Giveaway

Recently I went to the movies with KC for her birthday party and saw the preview for the new Paddington movie coming out January 16, 2015. It looks darling and given my nostalgia for Paddington I plan on seeing it with KC. In honor of the film’s release, MomEvolving is hosting a giveaway of 1 Color Me Mine Voucher- which was provided by The Weinstein Company and Color Me Mine.       One (1)...

Balance

It is nearly 1:30 pm on January 1st 2015 and I am still in my jammies and am enjoying every moment of it. I’ve been meaning to put up this post for the latter half of December- but the combination of Influenza A and the holidays meant that it would be delayed. At first I was frustrated by this, but then I realized that my delay actually emphasizes the point. A few weeks ago I was  dealing with a sick kid and...

“Dream Big,” & Other Things I Would Say to My Younger Self

A little more than three weeks ago I was traveling up to New York on the train. My journey to running the NYC Marathon began two years prior when I got into the marathon, but had to withdraw because I had torn my hamstring from the bone and needed surgery. After a year of rehabbing my injury, with things still not completely “right,” my surgeon suggested that perhaps I try a different activity. I wouldn’t...

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