Tag Archives: children

Why we make time for family dinner time

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Some years ago, I watched a documentary film about the food industry, and it set in motion some life-changing events for me and my family. My husband and I started cooking most of our dinners from scratch, and we started making meal time more of “thing,” especially dinner time. Every night, with few exceptions, our […]

A guide to surviving the holidays for introverted mothers

mom in winter

I have a confession. I’m an introvert. I mean I’m an INFJ, which, according to researchers, is the “rarest” personality type, which feels like a nice way of telling me “you’re weird.” But I know I’m not alone in my introverted ways. In fact, there are now websites devoted to the woes and perks of […]

There’s always a reason: Understanding versus punishing our kids in school

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When my son was 4 years old and in preschool, he was sent to the principal’s office a few times. Part of me was confused that a toddler could even be sent to the principal’s office, but another part of me was really, really worried. As an educator, I knew that, sometimes, children can be […]

Governor LePage: A missed opportunity to set a good example

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I wish I could talk to my little boy about Paul LePage. There is so much potential for a great story and important lessons about hard work and the kindness of others, but I can’t. As a mom, I’m frequently ashamed of our governor, and I can’t tell his story to my son because doing […]

Lessons I’ve learned from my chickens about being a mom

chicken coop

It has been just over a year since we brought home our first baby chickens, and they’re all big girls now. We got another set of babies in March, but they’re almost big girls, and just this week, they moved into the “big girl house,” the chicken coop. I was so worried about this big […]