Letting Go of Control

I let go of control yesterday and sent Luca for a haircut with Frank. Did I fear he would come back with a horrible haircut? Yes. Did I send specific instructions and photos of the haircut I wanted? Also yes. Did Luca do much better getting his haircut without mommy to cling onto? Actually, yes!…

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A Story of Perspective

A story of perspective. I’m recently wasn’t feeling well and Genevieve had an art class that night. I originally canceled and felt bad she was going to miss it. But I just didn’t have the energy to drag two kids back and forth from class when my body was saying I need to lay down…

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Crushed by Preschool Boys: My Daughter’s First Love Story

“Bye,” said Genevieve to Peter seconds before he walked out of the door after preschool graduation. I don’t know if she realized she probably won’t ever see him again, unless we randomly go to the park at the same time. Peter barely looked at her as he ran out the door. At only 5 years…

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A Stranger Told My Daughter, “Don’t Get Fat”

Yesterday, I took my four-year-old daughter for a mommy/ daughter pedicure. The lady taking care of us told my girl, “You’re so pretty. Don’t get fat.” Excuse me? That just happened. I didn’t even know what to say. Luckily my daughter, who is tall and skinny and built like a ballerina, let it blow over…

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Facing the Fear of Falling…and Soaring

I’m terrified of heights and my daughter follows in my cautious footsteps. We were recently faced with a situation that required us to either confront our fears or take the easy way out: Ever since Genevieve was born, I dreamed of taking her to a mommy and me yoga class. Now that I am finally…

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The Rewards of Going Uphill

My daughter is learning how to ride a bike and struggles peddling uphill. Today she asked me if she can just ride downhill instead. My reply? You have to pedal hard uphill to get to the smooth riding downhill. This applies to so much in life and I want her to learn early on that…

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