Tag: parenting

An epidemic of loneliness

I read a new article from The Week titled An Epidemic of Loneliness and it really hit home. According to the article, 47% of people are lonely. They define loneliness as: …the emotional state created when people have fewer social contacts and meaningful relationships than they would like — relationships that make them feel known and

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Dear Hurting Child

My Sweet Child, We are finding ourselves once again in a familiar dance. The catalyst being the bruising of your tender places and the grand finale undoubtedly containing quite the bang. When you were young, I would sit in the middle of your room as you spiraled and raged around me. Silent and still, just sitting…waiting.

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His Brother’s Shadow

My youngest son started Kindergarten five weeks ago. He was one month away from his fifth birthday—a peanut in my book—and separating from us at drop-off time was difficult.  Most mornings, he cried.  And, my older son, his big brother, started putting his arm around the back of his neck and lovingly guiding him in

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I Breastfed My Baby All Over Disney World and…

We all know vacations are a lot of work for parents.  We did it all.  Packing, organizing, schlepping, baby wearing, comforting, mediating, planning and plan-b’ing, but you know what I did most of all?  I breastfed my baby all over Disney World.  I mean it too.  Holly got feedings and extra-feedings…