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Shouldn’t You Be You, Too?

I'm sitting here thinking about what my kids said to me on this Mother's Day. The sentiment that was clearly expressed was, "Thank you mom, for letting me be me." They acknowledged we didn’t always see eye-to-eye. They also acknowledged that they always felt loved,...

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Powerful, Whole and in Charge

Everyone wants to feel whole, powerful and in charge of their lives. Getting the great job was the goal.  √ Finding the right partner was the goal. √ Having kids was the goal. √ But now, the goal has turned your world upside down. √ You feel trapped. You’re...

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I had to do it: Spanking!

What are YOUR thoughts about the spanking research that has emerged? As you may have guessed, I’ve given this a lot of thought. This is a long, but important post. Being a child who was spanked, I’d like to shift the spanking conversation away from “should you” or...

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