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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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BMB Book Review :: A Short Guide to Raising Good Kids

A copy of this book was provided for our honest, un-biased review.“A Short Guide to Raising Good Kids,” is, yes, another parenting book. Hold the eye rolls, please. Susan Purser, the author, is a Massachusetts mom, and I found her book to be chock-full of good ideas.  Susan’s relationship with her mother, and the discussions they […]

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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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Dear Husband, with Gratitude

Dear Husband, Thanks for cleaning the kitchen every night while we’re all asleep. I know you don’t get enough sleep as a result, but when I come downstairs in the morning and I can see the counter, I feel like I can breathe again. I’m sorry we’ve trashed it already by the time you see […]

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Embrace the Difficult

The other day my 30-year-old brother ate his 3-year-old’s preschool snacks. A week’s worth of them. For breakfast. Neither the wife nor the child was thrilled. There were reports of tears. This was not an isolated incident. There are those who would say my brother is lacking in self-control. Undisciplined. Impulsive. His colleagues, however, call him […]

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