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My Complicated Relationship with ‘I’m Sorry’

Before I taught mediation, I had no qualms about throwing out an “I’m sorry” whenever the words came to mind. During training I always included a section on apologies, because they can be an amazingly powerful part of the mediation process. In anticipation of this section, I was discussing philosophical perspectives on apologies. And then […]

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Surprise! Why We’re Waiting to Find Out Our Baby’s Gender

I love surprises. I love experiencing surprises, and I love keeping surprises even more. We were astonished in November when we discovered we were expecting our third baby. As my due date is right around the corner, I wanted to share why my husband and I have always keep our babies’ genders a surprise until […]

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National Foster Care Month :: An Interview With a Foster Mom

There are 8,700 children in the Massachusetts foster system. That’s 8,700 children without permanent homes. To observe national foster care month, I interviewed my friend who has been a foster mom for three years. I always knew she was a beautiful person, but what came out of this interview touched me even more. How did you become […]

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My Daughter Starts Preschool This Fall… and I Can’t Wait!

“Mama, you be the baby and I’ll be the mama.”  “Can I watch something, Mama?” “Mama, will you read to me?” “I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?” When you are the mom of a young child, the same soundtrack of questions plays on repeat. When you’re a stay-at-home mom, it’s a never-ending loop. For […]

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Just Call Me June Cleaver

In January there was the Women’s March. In March there was “A Day Without a Woman” for International Women’s Day. I want my daughters to live in a society in which they are respected and have equal opportunity to their male peers. Yet with this recent surge in feminist awareness, many times I still feel like a […]

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Want to Enjoy a Trip with Your Kids? Bring Your Parents, Too.

Pre-kids, my husband and I traveled a lot, and with our compasses always set toward adventure. We honeymooned in Thailand with only carry-on backpacks. Hiked the Inca Trail and camped along the Amazon in Peru. Explored Costa Rica with no hotel reservations, staying where we pleased along pothole-filled, washed-out roads. And then we had one […]

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