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Finding Rest During Unrest

As a parent, I do not get much time to myself. Like really to myself, when I can think through entire trains of thought,...

Hello Stress

When we’re under stress, we tend to become cranky and irritable. Stress, often caused by too many demands and not enough “downtime,” is one...

Back @ School: No…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Back @ School: Yes…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Back @ School: No…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

The Art of the Apology

As a big fan of the handwritten note, I was touched when my nine-year-old daughter first came to me with a written apology. It...

Back @ School: Yes…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Raising an Extrovert

(When Small Talk Scares You) I am a textbook introvert, with a generous helping of social anxiety thrown in that makes me cautious with interpersonal...

Worth the Wait

When your friends and acquaintances have kids the same age as yours, a common topic of conversation is whether or not said kids have...

6 Ways to Survive the Start of School

The start of school might feel like it’s a world away, but I know, after starting three of our children in school over the...

So Much for Self-care

There will be days where you don’t feel like a good parent. There will be days where you don’t even feel like being a...

Back-to-School Brain Boosters

Summertime for children usually means more time outdoors playing, eating fresh, in-season foods, sleeping more and, this summer, connecting—in a COVID-safe way—with family and...
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Oct/Nov 2020

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