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When spontaneous parenting trumps 50-50

My husband and I have, mostly, parented our daughters as a team. While we each have different strengths and priorities (I make sure they practice piano in the evening, he’s fun), for the big decisions we strive to be on … Continue reading

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A fine balance

“I haven’t screwed up this big in awhile.” That’s the Facebook status I posted on Saturday morning. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’d been away from home on business travel for six days.  I woke up early on … Continue reading

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I miss our hugs

At what age do we stop hugging our children? I’m writing this at 30,000 feet, having been away from my family for six days on a business trip. I miss them terribly and, an hour away from landing, am envisioning … Continue reading

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The fun parent

I don’t usually make a habit of comparing our parenting styles.  Although I sometimes think my husband could be a little less growly. Or go to the park on Saturday morning with the kids without first making them clean their … Continue reading

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On being present

“…the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs.” “There is … Continue reading

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3 things I learned from too many college tours

All of my children were on spring break last week. Now, if your child is a high school junior, as is my oldest, there is only one thing to do on spring break: visit as many colleges as you can. … Continue reading

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It’s hard to display executive presence when you’re a harried mom

Last week I had an important meeting; I had to represent my division at a cross-organizational working session with executives from other divisions, each two or even three levels above me, each male. The night before the meeting, I felt … Continue reading

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