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Labeling

Why do people love to stick labels on others? I am particularly sensitive to this issue as the mother of two sons with Tourettes. Just because they “tic” doesn’t mean they are misfits. In fact, they are probably two of the most sensitive and caring people because they have been unfairly judged throughout their lives. […]

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Love, not time, heals all wounds…

I would find it hard to count the number of times when I have shared a story with regards to something hurtful in my life in which the listener’s ultimate advice is to allow time to transpire in order for the wound caused by the painful event to heal. We’ve all heard it before, “time […]

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Battling the Gimmies

Children want stuff. Unfortunately, that natural desire is too often overwhelmed by our culture of consumerism. For many families, the mass marketing of everything from video games to new clothes is a constant part of their day. And as children grow and try to find their place in or culture, the idea that they have […]

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Surviving Summer

We were all so looking forward to summer, weren’t we, mamas? Long, uninterrupted days of nothing that we had to do! Now a week later, there is nothing to do! Ah summer..you are wrecking our homes with your flip flops at the front door and your wet towels on the back deck. Summer, you also […]

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Your Child Wants to Get a Tattoo

Teenagers are curious creatures. When kids turn twelve many are already into adolescence, a time of great change in their brains, bodies and lives. Adolescence can be a trying time for parents as well; one day this cuddly, sweet boy does an about-face and utters profanities as he slams the door behind him. All teens […]

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Who Is your Hero?

The definition of the word hero means: a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: A hero is someone who is brave and courageous in spite of the tremendous odds against him or her. It is a person […]

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