parenting

I know these kids need both parents in their lives to learn to grow to be successful human adults, some days, I’d like to be remembered as the fun parent.

Some Days, I'd Like To Be Remembered As The Fun Parent — But I'm Not

I know these kids need both parents in their lives to learn to grow to be successful human adults, but some days, I’d like to be remembered as the fun parent.

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Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist.

Re-parenting Myself As I Parent My Kids

Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist. I am re-parenting myself as I parent.

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Here’s How I Helped My Children Thrive After Divorce

After my divorce, the biggest thing I worried about was being able to raise my children after such a traumatic event in their lives. Read...
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Ask Erin: My 20-Year-Old Son Is Engaged To A 53-Year-Old Woman

He just informed my husband and me that he's not going back to school for the spring semester, and he's planning on getting married to a 53-year old -woman from our neighborhood.  Read...
I have spent much of my adult life feeling like I must be a terrible parent because I missed an award ceremony or didn’t make a Halloween costume.

You Are Definitely Too Hard On Yourself

Berating yourself for what you perceive as less than exemplary parenting is not only not making you a better parent, it’s probably limiting you.

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7 Really Good Reasons To Let Your Child Fail, According to Psychology

Every child needs to know that they have an unlimited source of support in their parents, who will love and accept them no matter how badly they’ve failed. Read...
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Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of everywhere else. So, raising a daughter scares the shit out of me.

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Things I anticipate most when my kids finally go the eff to sleep!

10 Things I Look Forward To When My Kids (Finally) Go The Eff To Sleep

These are the things I anticipate most when my kids finally go the eff to sleep. I deserve it after a day of being in what feels like survival mode.

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