Happy No Matter What

There is a two hour window of time in my day I call the witching hour. It’s right after I get home from picking the twins up from preschool. I’m in the kitchen getting ready for dinner. All three of my kids – my four- year-olds and my two-year-old — are there at my feet [...]

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I like to start the New Year by creating a vision board. It’s a collage of images usually pasted to some poster board. The idea is that by pasting images of what you want to a poster board, you are clarifying your desires and setting the stage for those things to come to you. A [...]

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Feb.6.2012

Why Rejection, Very Literally, Hurts

I had the nanny over last Saturday to help out with the kids while I enjoyed a bit of “me” time. First thing the next morning when I went into Anthony’s room, he sees me, rolls over and says, “where’s Maria? I want Maria!” Then I went into Alice’s room to say hi. It was [...]

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Sep.27.2011

The Rules

In our culture, we have unspoken “rules” when it comes to emotions… It’s okay to cry in public as long as you’re at a funeral (but not too loudly). It’s fine to be sad as long as you’ve suffered some obvious and appropriate loss (but get it together already will you?!) Crying at weddings is [...]

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Anthony, my 19 month old son, was playing with a train at the Sip and Play Café a few months back. As he was innocently pushing the train around the track, another toddler shoved him in the chest. Stumbling to regain his footing, he turned to me with a look of pure shock, then started to cry. That look– the lips all puffed out, tears streaming down his cheeks — breaks my heart every time. Immediately I scooped him up and bought him a cupcake. I placed the cupcake in front of him and all became right with the world once again.

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