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Mindfulness During IVF

The day my fertility doctor told me and my husband that we needed serious medical interventions to get pregnant, I left the clinic and drove straight to a convenience store to buy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and a lottery ticket. Digging a penny out of my purse...

What Matters When It Comes to Parenting

At its best, parenting is about showing up for ourselves and our children as often as we can, with as much kindness as we can muster. When we do that, over and over again, we are getting parenting right, even when it feels like we are doing everything wrong. We are...

How to Enjoy the Holidays Like Your Kids

If you ask most parents what they’re looking forward to this holiday season, you will probably hear about relaxing and spending some quality time with family. It’s a lovely idea and something we all aspire to, but it doesn’t always (or even often)...

No More Bad Mother

I’m really good at the bad mother talk. You know what I’m talking about. Those little ways we knock ourselves down when we think we aren’t making the “right” parenting choice. For example: “I’m such a bad mother. I gave my...