Posts tagged parenting
The Truth About Bullying

I know we are all fond of saying “No Tolerance,” and wearing pink shirts, and clucking our tongues around bullying. Do not get me wrong, Sister, I don’t condone bullying of any sorts.

Buuuuut….

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Oh, Cupcake(less)

I went to the grocery store tonight.  I dragged my exhausted, nauseated body, along with the underwear-less body of my two-and-a-half-year old.  Because, you know, Mama's love is like gravity to a toddler, doesn't matter how Mama is feeling.

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Fixing It

One of the most obvious ways my woundings show up for me is in my relationship with my children.  Which isn't to say that we have a terrible connection.  It's to say that I feel a gap between what I know to be true, and how I behave with them.

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Don't Come Over

I’ve decided that the process of accepting visitors for me should be, “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine.” As in, you show me photos of your house in its worst state, submit an essay on your style of housekeeping, and then sign a waiver of confidentiality before stepping foot through my door.

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Tell Us How You Really Feel

Here is some stuff about me, my beliefs, my thoughts, my feelings.  In no particular order, arranged with zero regard for style.

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Confessions of the Crunchy Kind

Bless me, Crunchy Moms Club members, for I have sinned.  It has been a lifetime since my last confession.  These are my sins…

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Dear Bodhi

Dear Bodhi;

I owe you an apology.

I am so sorry.  

I am sorry that today I let you down…

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Unshakeable Faith: Peaches and Other Things

My kids have remarkable faith in me.  This occurred to me after an incident the other day.

My two year old came to me, wailing, after her brother had offered her an apple for a snack.  (I know, sweet generosity sometimes sends me into a puddle of tears, too).

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Here's the thing, for all of my self-created imagery around being a free-spirited hippie-dippie-crunchy-mama, (labels are dangerous, people), I'm learning the limits of my free-spiritedness.  

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Time for (Virtual) Tea: Emotions and Worthiness

My kids have been three of my most potent spiritual teachers.  Kids speak riiiiight to the heart of the matter.  They poke riiiiiiiight at your buttons.  Or maybe I should just speak for myself here!...  

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"Show me good listening": The Musings of an Un-fun Mum

Honestly, how was this woman SO PATIENT?!  Her kids were like a whirlwind of terror, shoving each other, whipping stones in every direction, seemingly always one step away from tumbling right off of the climbing equipment.  I'm all about letting kids be kids, but in my earliest days of parenting my first child, these two gave me serious heart palpitations...

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