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Lessons from My Son

I have two sons. One is very much like me; he looks like me, he can be anxious like me, he even twists his hair when he is in deep thought like I do. Because it is so obvious we are cut from the same cloth, our personalities have been …

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How to Co-Parent When You’re Separated

Fifteen years ago, I was knee-deep in planning my wedding, had just bought my first house and was debating whether I would take my fiancé’s last name. These all seemed like the biggest decisions I would ever make in my life. But they weren’t. After two months of wedded bliss, …

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How to Plan a Weekend Away from Your Kids

I’m writing this in my underwear from a hotel room in Boston. I slept until 7:30am this morning, which in my house is the kind of luxury usually reserved for my birthday. Yesterday, she and I saw our first movie in a theater since July 2015. We waited two and …

Dad Talk Spotlight: Alex Holguin

We focus so much on motherhood: leaning into the motherhood, transitioning to motherhood, finding your group of live-or-die friends via motherhood. But what about the dads? When my little twosome expanded into a threesome, my marriage was affected. All of the blissful time my hubby and I had shared – …

The Beautiful Importance of Daddy & Daughter Dates! #joyofmom

Daddy & Daughter Dates

The Beautiful Importance of Daddy & Daughter Dates Growing up, I went on a “date” with my father every other Friday night. It was an occasion I so passionately looked forward to. I would slip into my prettiest dress, my shiniest shoes, made my hair look pretty, and anxiously waited …