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But Mommm: Independence

The news is full of stories these days about umbrella and helicopter parenting. Parents who stay too close, who don’t cut the umbilical cord, who don’t let kids do things for themselves and who hover and watch over them like a hawk....

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But Mommm: Let’s Talk

In the last six months I’ve had conversations with three different friends whose teenage daughters have been experiencing various forms of mental illness. As I listened to these women, who are all loving, involved and wonderful parents,...

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But Mommm: Finality

Our baby is two. Two years ago I delivered him. Two years before that I delivered his sister. Two years before that I delivered his other sister. This year, I’m not delivering anyone. The pattern of pregnancy and nursing that has been...

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