Tag: honest parenting

I’m not ashamed to be a helicopter parent

Helicopter parents are a readily identifiable species: Omnipresent, hovering, constantly scanning the area for dangers (both real and imagined) that might warrant swooping in to rescue their beloved child(ren).  Many people know at least a few who fit that description, and some of us will recognize ourselves therein. Although I do not know if there

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That Time My “Judge Less” Mantra Was Put to the Test

I’m getting a divorce.   After many years of being in an abusive relationship, I made the decision to leave.  Don’t be sorry; I’m fine.  I’ve come to terms with the emotional aspect long ago.  At this point, I’m just going through the steps to make it final in the eyes of the law.  One

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5 Tips for Surviving Parenthood

Parenting is truly, and sometimes unfortunately, a “learn as you go” adventure. You can read all of the parenting books out there and still not be fully prepared. I may not be an expert – okay, I’m definitely not an expert – but I have been a mom for four years now and have learned

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Post-Adoption Depression

Go ahead and start typing “post adoption” into Google.  If yours is set up like mine, to give you short-cuts to the most popular search terms, your first option will be Post Adoption Depression. Here. Here. Here. Here. No shit.  This is a real thing.  I’ve spent years in the foster and adoption community.  I’ve completed

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