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Tween Angst: How To Deal

A few days ago, my ten-year-old son came home from school in a mood. The vibe was borderline sour and definitely aloof. He dumped his book bag on the floor and headed straight for his headphones, shutting out the world and starting a show on his iPad. I approached him gingerly, rubbing his back lightly […]

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How to Crush the Back-to-School Blues

When I make that fateful flip of the calendar to the month of August, the back-to-school blues begin to set in. The countdown begins to new teachers, new friends, and whatever this year’s new “normal” will be. After all of summer’s sweet and slow glory, the reality of early mornings covered in darkness and evenings […]

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Stress Management for Moms: 5 Tips from an Expert

We’ve all had the feeling. It’s 5pm. The kids are screaming/whining/back-talking/mess-making/generally making horrific decisions, all making you wonder if you are truly cut out for this parenting thing. It’s at this dire apex that you officially reach your “I’m done” moment. At this point, you feel that it’s scientifically impossible for you to make another […]

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Four Ways to Set the New Year on Fire

I love a new year. It’s a fresh start, an opportunity to clean the slate, take a deep breath, and start again. Like everyone, I’ve always been one to set ambitious, all-or-nothing resolutions that then fall, one by one, by the wayside. Lose weight! Save money! Live life to the fullest! Sadly, my fresh slate […]

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Mindfulness and the March of Time

With all the talk of Father Noel lately, I wanted to talk about another old man with a long white beard: Father Time. Often carrying an hourglass, he is the somewhat creepy personification of the constant flow of time. Otherwise known as Time Flies, the Race Against Time, Can’t We Stop Time, All in Good […]

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