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last minute gift idea (1)

Last Minute DIY Gift Idea For Kids

If you’re like me, and hopefully you aren’t, you’re still scrambling to get those last minute gifts covered.  You might be looking through your garage hoping to score a present that was purchased and forgotten.  But you’ve probably come up empty-handed. And so you’re either going to have to suck it up and go to […]

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hosting christmas

Oy Vey, I’m Hosting Christmas!

As you can guess by the title of this post, I’m Jewish. I was born and raised Jewish, had the Bat Mitzvah, attended Hebrew School, went to Shabbat services…. But, I married a gentile. My husband is half Jewish, half Christian, but he was brought up Christian. So, we created a family that celebrates both […]

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how you made them feel

They’ll Remember How You Made Them Feel

Your kids, your family, your friends – they’ll remember how you made them feel. It’s the Holidays and if you’re like me you’re ordering your Christmas cards, shopping for presents, trying to remember where you put that list of addresses from last year, and baking cookies to eat give to your neighbors.   We all know […]

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ordinary, extraordinary

Making The Ordinary, Extraordinary

When my son was 3 years old (he’s now 15), my husband and I learned that I was unable to have more children. Ok, my fertility doctor’s exact words post-op were, “You have less than a 1% chance of conceiving naturally on a monthly basis.” Wait, what? Less than 1%? I’m not a mathematician, but […]

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Helping Grieving Children Get Through the Holidays

The holidays are coming, which as a mom can bring a lot of stress and grief of its own kind.  However, for those families that may have experienced a death in the family, the holiday prep can look a lot different.   Navigating my own grief as well as helping my clients has a different significance […]

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Anaheim Moms Blog

Mother’s Day for the Motherless-by-Choice

I’ve read several articles on how Mother’s Day is a hard holiday for some. Most of the themes focus on how painful it can be to observe a holiday devoted to your mother if your mother has passed away. I feel for these people and I hope that they can find meaning through memories or […]

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Explaining Life {and Death}

Explaining Life (and Death) to a Toddler

I began writing a piece about a month and a half ago about why, for a mom of 3 littles, the ‘Holiday Season’ is not always the ‘most wonderful time of year.’ It was to be cheeky and lighthearted. As in, “Why, oh why, can’t strangers stop offering my kids sweets/junk wherever we go?!” And […]

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grandparents

Grandparents and the Holidays

Grandparents come in maybe shapes, sizes, and family dysfunctions.  No matter whether the grandparents are near or far, involved or not, there is usually a holiday component to your interaction with them.  For the most part grandparents want to participate in their grandchildren’s holidays, thats usually a given.   Sometimes its hard to predict the […]

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