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In One Day Two Random Acts of Kindness Reminded Me That Good People Still Exist.

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It’s too easy to forget that good people still exist in this world, especially with all of the scary things we see, read and hear in real life and through news. But they do. They’re everywhere. They’re as ubiquitous as everything that scares us. I was reminded of this two days ago when I took […]

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When Being a Good Role Model Feels a Lot Like Being The “Bad Guy.”

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The sun sets lower in the sky, and it glares through the large picture window in the living room, and onto the girls’ pink-and-white, chevron-patterned teepee. The intensity of this brightness smooths my oldest daughter’s face into radiant porcelain when I turn to her as she starts talking. Her tiny features glow and her animated […]

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My Oldest Is the Big-Sister Example, but She’s Still a Little Kid.

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My baby turned one-and-a-half yesterday. It felt like a big deal, even though it was a relatively typical Saturday, only with chocolate cupcakes for dessert. My oldest recently turned 5-and-a-half, and since she has a summer birthday, we brought a hot-pink box of sprinkle-topped cupcakes into school to celebrate on her half-birthday. So the half-birthday […]