Fourth of July 2017

July 10, 2017 | Danielle | Parenting | 0

Fourth of July was my favorite holiday as a kid. Thanks to a couple of Sunday school teachers who upset a lot of parents one morning, I found out that Santa was a fictional character around age 5. The truth of the Easter Bunny soon followed, along with the Tooth Fairy. The 4th of July…

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Disney Princesses And Different Families

November 15, 2016 | Danielle | Parenting | 0

At age two, my daughter loved Dora. Soon after that, the Disney princess obsession hit. While Barbies and other “big kid” toys now fill the Christmas list, she still stops to examine anything with Elsa on store shelves and sleeps with stuffed versions of Jasmine, Merida, Mulan and Sleeping Beauty. Sometimes Disney catches slack for…

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My first day of school as a mom

August 21, 2016 | Danielle | Parenting | 2

Chimes from my smart phone’s alarm broke the silence at 6:30 a.m. The long-awaited morning arrived:  the first day of school. Five years prior time felt like a marathon. A judge made a nine-month-old baby girl “officially” ours after six long months of post-placement adoption visits. But on this day, time felt like a sprint.…

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The Day I Wanted to Punch a Kid

February 19, 2016 | Danielle | Parenting | 3

All of us parents dread the day when the hardships of this life sneak up and sting our kids. No matter how padded we build their rooms or how crazy we go on limiting their exposure to all kinds of people, foods, movies and toys we think will harm them or land them in jail…

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