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  • I’m Rolly and Lumpy, and I’m OK with that

    Over the past few months I’ve gained a few pounds. Well, more like 15. And if I’m being honest, there was a 10-pound gain before that. When I was pregnant with my first child I joyfully gained…

  • When Second Place is First Loser

    A few days ago my son, Emmett, lost his 23rd consecutive basketball game. That’s three years of being on a losing team. And yet, my son starts each game with the enthusiasm of someone who sees the…

  • Five Words That Changed My Life

      I did a lot of dating in my 20s. A lot! Family and friends set me on blind dates. I met men at parties or weddings. My grandmother even gave my number out to a stranger on an airplane…

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Dear Family Coach

  • Forgetting Homework and Bottle Games for 03/25/2017
    on March 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Dear Family Coach: I just found out that my 10-year-old daughter has been forgetting to complete or submit school assignments. She does well on assignments when she does them. But she often gets […]

  • Lying About the Tooth Fairy and Family Time for 03/24/2017
    on March 24, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Dear Family Coach: I don't believe in lying to my children about anything. We take an active role in showing our kids that Cinderella is a fictional character, as is Mickey Mouse. This year, my […]

  • Fat Shaming and Showing Privates for 03/18/2017
    on March 18, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Dear Family Coach: This morning, my 9-year-old came into my room to ask whether she is fat. I was devastated because I'm exceptionally careful to project a positive female body image. I never discuss […]

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