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One Small Step

There is a balance that needs to be struck between keeping our kids safe and teaching our kids to keep themselves safe -- between teaching them independence and encouraging them to use that independence.

Today I let my 8yr old walk to school alone.

"It gets easier, doesn't it?"

When you're in the trenches of babyhood, it often feels like you'll be stuck there forever. Some days are so challenging and so long, that the only thing you can hold onto is the idea that someday things will be easier. The truth is hard -- it doesn't get easier, it gets different.

"This is Melissa..."

At a social gathering recently, someone introduced me to someone else as, “This is Melissa -- she has five kids.”  Being described by the number of kids I have felt odd,  so I’ve come up with a few ideas in case you ever bump into me at a party and can’t think of how to introduce me.