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I May Be an OK Mom, But I’m a Lousy Psychic.

Here’s the thing. Kids will make their own mistakes. They will falter and flounder through this painful thing called growing up. The best we can do for them, after all the teaching and preaching is done, is to continue to be a listening ear, an encouraging coach…and yes, of course at times that will involve doling out some consequences. But there is one thing I have learned through parenting the five teenagers I have had… … Continue reading

How to Be a Good Mom When You Feel Completely Inadequate

Inadequacy. We all struggle with it. We all come to parenting with our own baggage, our own challenges, our own character flaws and because we love our children so desperately, we try as hard as we can to help them avoid all those same mistakes. I felt inadequate when I had one child. I felt completely incapable when I had two children. By the time I learned that Bliss was on the way due just… … Continue reading

A Letter From a Loving Mom to Her Teen

Dear Sweet Child of Mine, I know you are so big now. You’re growing up faster than I could have ever imagined. In my mind, you went from 16 months to 16 years in about two weeks. It’s gone by so quickly for me and even as you wish away your youth in exchange for budding independence, I can still see you as a baby in my arms. Oh it was not so long ago… … Continue reading