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My Daughter Is Infatuated with Boobs

My youngest tries to cop a little feel. Until recently, she'd be sitting on my lap for a snuggle and before I knew it, she'd have her hand pulling down the front of my shirt to peek in, her fingers reaching in. Or during story time, her head nestled on my unsuspecting shoulder, she'd reach over and squeeze one. And then she'd laugh. A big, guttural guffaw. I'd gently take her hands away. Those are mommy's privates. I'd turn my head and she'd try again. I'd repeat myself. Those are mommy's privates. ...more
So relieved to hear this! My 4 year old boy lately is obsessed with my breasts as well and is ...more

How to Make Your Own Mamma Chia

“Chia was once so treasured, the Aztecs used to deliver it to their king in homage. Aztec runners used to chomp chia seeds as they went into battle, and the Hopis fueled themselves on chia during their epic runs from Arizona to the Pacific Ocean.”– Christopher McDougall in Born To Run...more

Why Read 20 Minutes a Day? ... It's Math!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr....more
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When Daddy's Away ... the Family Bed is Up for Dibs

"Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every one eye is not seeing."Bill Cosby...more

How to Create a Tiny Habit

When I mention I teach French, people often lament, "oh, I wish I'd kept up my French."Simple: Spend a month in the south of France, lounging by the Mediterranean,...more

My Family's Dinner Prayer

" 'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. " 'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot....more

Teaching My Daughters the Three R's

"You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are set forth." -Kahlil Gibran I am not a daredevil. "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are set forth." -Kahlil Gibran ...more

Feeling Stressed? Take a Detox Bath

"Stress is caused by being "here" but wanting to be "there." - Eckhart Tolle Recently, life was outpacing me. In ten days' time, I co-coordinated Mardi Gras parties for first through eighth grades, co-led a parent meeting for a student trip to France and Italy, celebrated my families' trifec...more

How to Shop Your Closet

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel Are winter doldrums sinking you? Are you so over cabin fever? I'm envious of Californians right now; I'm itching for an outdoor life. And my clothes—ugh. I turn my back. Be gone. I peer into my closet and cannot bring myself to sport my winter uniform anymore....more
I recently decided I needed to actually clean the dust bunnies from my closet which required me ...more

How to Identify the Primary Roles in Your Life

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don't much care where..." said Alice. "Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat. -from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...more