Tag: parenting tools

Some Tips from the Trenches

I have learned over and over again that as soon as I think I have my kids’ habits and quirks figured out and am able to anticipate their needs, they change things up on me.  So, I am always looking for new ideas, potential shortcuts, and fresh approaches to motherhood particularly when I feel like I’m experiencing a parenting slump.  Perhaps you do the

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4 Questions I Ask My Children Every Day

Good communication is important in all aspects of my life, but nowhere more so than in parenting. Developing relationships with my children in which we communicate openly is my hill to die on.  I mean, what else would you expect from a lesbian mom-blogger with a psych degree?? #mykidsaresoscrewed My actions don’t always fit my

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Don't Forget Your Tool Box

I’m big on metaphors.  I think they can be useful for putting emotionally-charged topics into perspective.  One metaphor I find myself going back to frequently is my ‘parenting toolbox’.  That mental space in which I keep my various parenting tricks and strategies. This metaphor probably feels very natural to me because 99% of the time I am reaching

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