September 29, 2014

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Co-Parenting with Ex’s… and Their New Partners

Like so many people I know, my tolerance for emotional distress has been stretched to maximum capacity, a number of times, over the last couple of years. And I’m so grateful… There’s this one specific piece that continues to push me to my edge. …Wait, let me put that another way—that feels like a sledgehammer […]

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August 31, 2014

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Greek Dolmades

I LOVE having my kids in the kitchen with me.  It doesn’t always happen, but when I can cook things that are fun and engaging, that get them involved, the time we share is priceless.  That’s when conversation flows easily, when we share stories and work together.  These are the moments that remind me of […]

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July 31, 2014

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Modeling Emotions to Our Kids

I’m a mama who shares a lot with my kids. I’ve gone overboard at times. I’ve shared too much, not quite grasping that my emotions or mental “meaning-making” machine was just too much for my little ones. But overall, I’ve realized that my kiddos have a lot of emotional intelligence that I want to honor. […]

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April 2, 2014

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Self-Care

As a mother of two, I’ve realized that I either have to find and nurture MYSELF within the chaos of supporting these developing life forms or completely sacrifice myself to the ever changing needs of my children.  I’ve opted for door number one! Self-care is a word that I use almost every day of my life.  […]

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January 6, 2014

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“Carry Out,” Timbaland Afro-Caribe Warm-up

Tonight was a sad night, my last to teach in the studio formerly known as Melonlight Dance Studio.  I get it–Dance studios are hard to keep alive, especially when they have to compete with big chain-gyms that offer fitness and fitness dance classes…  the privately owned dance studio sometimes just can’t keep up! But we’ve […]

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November 10, 2013

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all have “emotional eating days, right?  So at least if we plan for them…  have some healthy treats on hand, knowing that the moments will come and they don’t have to destroy us, we’re proactively protecting against the inevitable brain hi-jacking, in the desperate search for comfort.  Today, I had one of those days…  and […]

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