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A Difference of Opinion :: Building Individuals

As infants become toddlers, children begin the process of individuating or separating from their parents.  This process, which starts around 15 months, continues through the teenage years and is critical for a child to eventually develop her own identity, will and individuality.   Individuation is the process of becoming aware of oneself, leading to an understanding […]

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A Mom’s Special Workout

Things just haven’t been the same since having my kids. I worry about sneezing. I worry about running. I worry about laughing too hard. You know what I’m talking about. Last week, I had my post-partum visit with my OB/GYN. She confirmed my suspicion. I have muscle damage. She called it “mild” but it doesn’t […]

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We Have Super Powers, We Just Don’t Realize It

I remember when I was young enough to still believe my mom had super powers. I have no idea if she actually knew what she was doing, but I was convinced that she was the smartest, strongest mom with special powers for finding anything. To me, my mom was Wonder Woman. But more recently, it seems […]

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Why Moms LOVE Costco :: Costco Mom Hour

*This post is sponsored – but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers.  San Francisco Moms Blog wants to let you in on a little “mom” secret- COSTCO.  Costco makes everything a little easier, and they have everything you […]

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The Parent Trap

Our son started high school and within weeks, our social life stopped cold. All of a sudden, he is out on Friday and Saturday nights with new kids we’ve never met doing various teenage things around town. One night they’re at Off the Grid, the next night at the movies (luckily he has always had […]

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The Trouble with Milestones

Milestones. It’s word I’ve grown accustomed to since giving birth to my daughter, Ilse. According to Webster’s Dictionary, “milestones are actions or events marking a significant change in development.” Pregnancy had milestones; like the day we confirmed that we were having a baby, the beginning of each trimester, or the first craving (incidentally, I craved […]

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