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Whining

Is there an effective way to respond to whining? When my daughter used to whine, I would say, “Oh gosh, it sounds like maybe you want something, but it hurts my ears when you talk in that voice! Could you … Continue reading

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Who’s Got Your Kids

Once I was visibly pregnant, many assumed I was leaving my restaurant to stay at home with my kids. It felt like I had two choices: abandon my family to pursue my career or stay at home to be a … Continue reading

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Tell Me About Your Day

Our adult daughter, 28, doesn’t call us often, but often when she does, she is in a blue funk and sees every aspect of her life as a negative. She got an interview with a firm she has really wanted … Continue reading

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Fertility

My best friend is trying to conceive, but so far it hasn’t worked out. How can I elaborate and share milestones about my kids without making my friend feel bad? Sharing your children’s milestones is fun but do so in … Continue reading

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From Mother to Mother

Nothing makes you want to be mothered quite so much as becoming a mother yourself. I felt like a scared child, utterly lost, responsible for nurturing a life while feeling entirely unqualified to do so. But my mother filled my … Continue reading

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