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I believe we have two families.  The first, we are born with.  Or adopted into, if you like.  This family is one we can’t escape, and one who forms...

Family redefined

March 5, 2015

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Time and place

August 1, 2019

There is a time and a place for everything.  I think it is important to remember that, especially because the world our kids are growing up in is very very different than the world we knew as kids.   While we spent our days at school, and then connected with our friends with the phone with the SUPER long cord (or, later, that cordless thing), we didn’t have the same sort of connectivity.  Now, our kids are almost constantly on their devices.  The amount of information out there – personal and otherwise – is mind-boggling.  Just try it: google yourself and see what everyone else in the world sees about you.  There is no such thing as being incognito nowadays; our kids grow up with the world watching … and what we post and share about them may come back to haunt them later in life.   
 

We live in a time that celebrates over-sharers.  I was just reading some Facebook posts from friends and there it was: a post about a friend’s child and their elimination habits.   As a parent, I have to laugh and sympathize because, trust me, I’ve been there, done that, and can give this new-to-potty-training d