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Parenting Tip: Know and Respect Your Limits

Have you ever felt that you are constantly giving to your children and doing so much for them that you are exhausted and even resentful of all their demands? If so, then this month’s parenting tip is right for you: … Continue reading

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Parenting Uncertainty

Uncertainty is reality.– Dr. Robert L. Leahy (author of The Worry Cure) Reality continues to ruin my life. – Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes)   I used to daydream about morphing my two kids into one so that … Continue reading

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Dads are Special

As a pediatrician, I often witness one of the most infuriating events for mothers. At their child’s 9-month-old visit, I ask, “Has he said any words yet?” “Dada,” says the mother, frustrated that “dad” gets first billing when many times … Continue reading

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Being a Mom is a Hard Work

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” ― Jessica Lange For all the women out there doing the … Continue reading

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Handling Disappointments

“Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we are not perfect.” ~Fred Rogers I’ve recently had a huge disappointment in my life. It was quite upsetting. Someone very close … Continue reading

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Be Like a Great President In Your Home

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. ~Thomas Jefferson Presidents’ Day conjures up visions of our country’s great leaders and their ability to guide our citizens during times of growth and plenty and during … Continue reading

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Playing with Your Children: It’s Important

“Waste time with your children.” ~ Pope Francis No matter what your religion, you’ve got to like Pope Francis’ latest plain-spoken comment, made while speaking to a crowd about our work-centered world. It seems like a simple comment, but it … Continue reading

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Dads: Your Kids Need Your Time

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.” ~Dr. Ken Canfield, Founder and President, National Center for Fathering Life with a baby seemed like a never-ending series of diaper changing and baby-feeding; I could not get a thing done around the house. One day … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Gift to Yourself

Because I am Italian and a mother, guilt is my companion; like a little pet dog only not as cute and cuddly. One day, in the throes of a gargantuan guilt attack, I decided to apologize to my college-age daughter … Continue reading

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Appreciating Fathers

For Father’s Day many years ago, my then 6-year-old daughter bought her dad a coffee mug at the school store that said, “World’s Best Mom.”  She said it was the only present left at the store. Sixteen years later, my … Continue reading

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