Mom Mantra

Being a parent is so scary. Earlier this week, after I dropped Genevieve off at school and was walking home, I checked my phone to see that I missed a call from the district telling us to check our email. There was a threat on our schools today from someone in another county. Luckily, the…

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How to Calm Your Kids When They Are Scared- But You Are, Too

We had a tornado warning the other night. Since we live in NJ, in an area not prone to these types of natural disasters, things like this terrify me. It wasn’t just that our county was issued a warning, but our town and all the surrounding towns were at risk. As someone with anxiety, I…

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How to Pass a Test from the Universe

I have anxiety, particularly with health-related issues. Usually, I catastrophize things. But I’ve been working on it. To test my progress, the universe sent me a challenge. The other day, I noticed my dog, Lulu, suddenly got a huge lump on one side of her face. My first reaction: She has another tumor, it must…

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