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My Flight Has Been What???

I’ve been planning for and looking forward to the ICEA (International Childbirth Educators Association) annual birth conference for a long time. Months before, I had begun the planning process of reviewing the conference topics, reading speaker bios and planning how I could make it work within my budget. Weeks before, I anticipated meeting other people […]

The Art of Negotiation

DIshes? Math?

It’s summer and our family’s lack of structure is palpable. This morning I was feeling rather industrious so I announced to my two children that they were going to get a few things accomplished. They were to do two things: 1.) unload, then reload the dishwasher and 2.) do some math. Immediately, negotiations began. My […]