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Excuse Me, Please, Should I Teach My Kids Not to Interrupt?
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For the Love of Harry Potter
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The First 100 Days (of Homeschooling, That Is)
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How Can I Lower My Risk of Heart Disease?
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What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease
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Inauguration Day…and a Call to Action
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Downhill Skiing Advice: Straight from an Amateur
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Getting Happy, One Small Step at a Time
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Going Home, and Returning There
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You Have GOT to watch this video…

Excuse Me, Please, Should I Teach My Kids Not to Interrupt?

  I spin it in a positive light:  my kids interrupt because they want my husband’s and my attention.  As my kids are 10 and nearly 12, I know this desire to share with us is limited.  The problem is, it’s universally accepted that interrupting a conversation is rude.  My kids know that, but they’re kids.  Even though it can be exhausting to navigate, I’d rather my kids be verbal in their interruptions than be stealthy about it, as when they were toddlers.  I remember one particular instance when I was pregnant with my daughter and my one-and-a-half-year old twins…

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For the Love of Harry Potter

  Oh my gosh, it’s so good. I mean, really good. So good, in fact, I want to lock myself in the bedroom and ignore everything but the book until I finish it.  But then, what kind of mother would I be?  Can I argue that a good mother gets on board with her kids’ obsessions as long as she reminds them where the peanut butter is? No, of course not, but I’m coming to realize why my kids are totally taken with all things Harry Potter.  And J.K. Rowling herself.  My daughter, who did a report on this most-famous…

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The First 100 Days (of Homeschooling, That Is)

  Sometimes it’s hard to believe we’ve gotten this far.  At other times, it’s not.  Recently we reached a milestone:  100 days of homeschooling.  We fastened our seatbelts back in August and ready or not, we took our newfound motivation for a spin.  Map in hand, we had a pretty good idea where we wanted to go but no idea where we’d end up.  Sometimes the ride was smooth, sometimes the dips and turns were expected (math) and sometimes they were not (grammar).  But here we are.  100 days and not yet out of gas. Last fall I wrote an…

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How Can I Lower My Risk of Heart Disease?

Last week I wrote about the myths of heart disease and how heart attacks present in women.  In today’s post, I’ll describe how we (both women and men) can lower our risk of this number one killer in the United States. Heart disease in women doesn’t get the press it deserves.  But the unfortunate facts still remain. ♥Only 1 in 5 women thinks heart disease is her greatest health risk. ♥Approximately one woman a minute dies from heart disease. ♥Women don’t necessarily have the same symptoms of heart attack that men do. ♥And 90% of women have at least one…

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What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease

The media is a powerful entity.  And when it comes to its portrayal of heart disease, the danger in that power is especially evident.  We are left to assume that heart disease is a man’s disease.  That men die from heart attacks.  That men need to watch their cholesterol, lower their high blood pressures, and start exercise programs.    While this information is certainly true, we are getting only part of the story.  Who is missing? Women.  Lots and lots of women. Young and old, across ethnic groups and body types, heart disease is very much a woman’s disease.  Nearly…

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Inauguration Day…and a Call to Action

  “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” – David Star Jordan Even the dashboard for pulseonparenting.com is feeling it:  the daily inspirational quote came from Star Jordan’s timely words.  Timely, in that they were posted on MLK, Jr., Day, and timely, in that Friday is Inauguration Day. Whether you look ahead to this always historic occasion with anticipation or with dread, I think about another of my favorite sayings. Be the change you want to see in the world. Many who voted for our PEOTUS did so looking for change; many who did not want…

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Downhill Skiing Advice: Straight from an Amateur

  Sigh.  Always a ski bunny and never a bum. Trust me, I don’t flatter myself with that statement.  Although the bunny hill is one I can “Lindsey Vonn” (sort of) I can’t do it carrying a steaming cup of joe.  I’ve really seen that happen.  Nor can I “shred it” while carrying a bin of paper files (yup, seen that, too).  Talk about taking the office with you. But there is something I do bring down a slope, and that thing is fear.  I don’t need speed.  Or bumps.  I certainly don’t need “air.”  But I do need the…

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Getting Happy, One Small Step at a Time

Another new year…already!  Did 2016 even happened?  Maybe I just slept through it.  No.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t get that much rest… It’s that time of year we resolve to make positive changes in our lives, or better yet, to not resolve as the former seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Whatever it is we have made a resolution to do or become just doesn’t come to fruition.  That’s why last year I simply decided to make “the happiness project” a goal, not a big “R.” Last January I posted “The Happiness Project”  where I described my goal, through daily reflection and writing,…

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Going Home, and Returning There

“There’s no place like home.” “Who says you can’t go home?” “Home is where the heart is.” Where you once belonged. In song, on the silver screen and in narrative, home is a nostalgic subject.  Home can be many things…a state of mind, the place we lay our heads every night, or who we are with.  What it means to one can mean a very different thing to another. Since I left nearly 30 (30!) years ago, I have called my hometown home.  As we pack our bags, it no longer confuses my children when I say we are going home to visit…

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You Have GOT to watch this video…

As I do way too often, and for way too long, I troll Facebook.  When I came upon this video shared by a couple of my mom friends, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  It’s real, it’s a wicked awesome reminder, and I feel she is a kindred spirit with her snacking habits.  Enjoy!   "I'm Not My Kids' Friend" (Because I love you.) Living as a witness to this new "spoiled generation" and kids needing 'toddler therapy' and 'grief therapy' after the election results, I really think this message from Kristina Kuzmic needs to be heard by all parents…

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