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A Lonely Parent’s Christmas Perspective

This will be my second Christmas without my raison d’être, my angels, my loves. I think it’s fair to say, from having to pull out the Kleenex already, that I’m not expecting this holiday season to be any better than last. If anything, I wonder if it could be worse. Before last year, I had…

Parental Expectation Doesn’t Equal A Child’s Path

Whether you are a single parent, separated parent or a two parent family, we all have the same expectations and goals for our children – to do well and succeed. When you are blessed with children something shifts in you. You work harder. You try harder at things with the goal that your children will…

Fatherless No More

Meeting my father was my lifelong dream. All my life I wanted to know who he was. Do I look like him? Do I have siblings? I finally met him when I was 37 years old. I grew up in a household of women with my mom her two sisters and my two cousins. There…

Parenting From the Sideline

So the story goes something like this… three days before my teenage son Myles’ (not his real name) progress report was due, he text me to say “Mom, I need a tutor for math.” In a normal situation a parent would commend their teenage child for taking this initiative.  However, this is not a normal…

Back To School: Our Fears Are Our Fears

It is that time again, ‘back to school’. Like many parents, we try our best to organize and plan for the upcoming school year. We spend a large sum of money buying back to school supplies and clothes.  With the stress of organizing schedules, sleeps and lunches come other stresses. Not only do we worry…

Tough Love or Just Discipline Positively

If you are a parent like me who is trying to learn the best way to positively discipline, you would likely hear many suggestions and ideas and more often than not, you would hear “do tough love… don’t enable the child.” Parenting comes with many do’s and dont’s, some things valid some not. It sometimes rattles…