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He Parents As If He’s On the Cover of Rolling Stone

Sitting across from me at our favorite Thai restaurant, staring at the baby blue pacifier I had arranged for the waiter to hide in his green tea ice cream, his face was almost the same shade of green. “Whaaat?” he said in a low, shaky voice. My heart sank. It wasn’t the voice I was hoping for when I announced the big… Read more →

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What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

Currently featured on The Huffington Post… What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter   I lost my wedding ring a few weeks ago. After 11 years of careful handling and protection, just like that … it’s gone. While I’ve been tearing the house apart, and racked with guilt, my husband has been ridiculously understanding. I have… Read more →

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The First Time We Gave Our Baby Sugar

I’ve been so busy writing blog posts for other sites, I haven’t had much time to add to my own. But that’s ok —  I’m killing two birds with one stone (though I really hate that expression). Here’s the latest post I wrote for Happy Family Organic Food Brands … http://happyfamilybrands.com/blog/the-first-time-we-gave-our-baby-sugar/   It was her first birthday. Not a drop of sugar… Read more →

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The One Thing I’m Definitely Passing On to My Kids This Year

Here’s another one featured on The Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-fishman/the-one-thing-im-definitely-passing-on-to-my-kids-this-year_b_6400352.html?utm_hp_ref=parents-moms       As parents, on a good day, we try to model positive behaviors, core values, a strong work ethic. We know the kids are watching. But there are those days when I seriously wonder, once they’re grown and out of the house, is it all going to come together?… Read more →

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If You Dip It, They Will Come

When all else fails, turn to the dip. That’s what my Registered Dietitian of a neighbor preaches when I moan and groan about my kids’ fruit-deprived diet. Fruit dips? Really? Is this what we’ve come to? My kids’ idea of a fruit dip is powdered sugar, chocolate or caramel sauce, but apparently these are not on Mrs. Nutrition’s RD dip… Read more →

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“Dear Children, Do Not Tiptoe!”

In our Fresh Harvest basket this week (the local produce we receive from the FH Georgia farm), the very cool Fresh Harvesters Philip and Zac included a quote that really spoke to me. Thought I’d share: “All around you, people will be tiptoeing through life, just to arrive at death safely. But dear children, do not tiptoe! Run, hop, skip… Read more →