Why Time Seems To Move Faster When You Are Older
May16

Why Time Seems To Move Faster When You Are Older

The clicking of the passing of time seems even louder now that I am a mother, watching it unfold in full 3d and technicolor every time I look at my daughter and realize she is yet another inch taller, or by doing a quick scan through the pictures on my phone and noticing how much she has changed in a year. Have I changed that much,  just in different ways? I have tried in vain to slow down the constant reminder by living in a way that...

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Failure, a great gift to children.
Jan30

Failure, a great gift to children.

I have worked with hundreds of kids of all ages, mostly individually for about 20 years, and one amazing advantage of having gone through that before having your own child is that it gives you perspective. I always believed every parent was doing the best they knew how and that there was some innate wisdom to parenthood I had to respect, even if I disagreed with their methods. So I kept my mouth shut, followed their lead and watched.....

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5 Easiest Ways to Remove a Splinter in a Child
Jan19

5 Easiest Ways to Remove a Splinter in a Child

We have been blessed with a child who, at 2 years old,  normally listens, who will reason with you when she wants to do something you said no to and who is pretty sturdy. She once kicked a bump on the floor, and said ouch, but moved on and kept on talking and walking, until I realized that her nail had broken backwards and there was blood all over the floor. Yeap, that kind of sturdy. So you can imagine what I expected when she got a...

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What Mother’s Day means to me.
May11

What Mother’s Day means to me.

Mother’s Day… I woke up today trying to figure out what that means to me. Not in a Hallmark kind of way, but truly, as the person I am today, in relation to my daughter, what does that mean? I have always felt that there are two birthdays to be celebrated the day she was born. Her birth itself, and the birth of Taty, the mother. They both happened at the same time, so celebrating Mother’s day is, in a way,...

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Baby Teething Woes and the Toddler Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome.
Mar30

Baby Teething Woes and the Toddler Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome.

This is the scary story of a toddler’s journey into the world of molar teething… Once upon a time, there was a sweet, sweet girl, name Tahra. She was a little girl with a lot of personality, but also with some incredible self control. She would be mad and just walk away, be frustrated and simply ask again and again for what she wanted, without a single fit or scream and would dutifully say please, whenever she was hungry,...

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What Really Makes Us Happy (with Science of Happy Infographic)
Mar14

What Really Makes Us Happy (with Science of Happy Infographic)

We grow up in a society that tells us that to be happy what you need is to make a ton of money, spending every waking hour focusing on your work so you can afford that brand new car your neighbor had just bought;  that you need to look like an unrealistic version of a model, and that restricting all you eat with crazy and expensive diets and purchasing all the equipment infomercials sell is the way to do it. There is also the belief...

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