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Did You Put On Your Oxygen Mask? | Parent Cue Blog

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Did You Put On Your Oxygen Mask?

Some days, it was hard to feel creative and show up fully when my mind was so full, burdened, anxious, and stressed. Read More
5 Tips on Co-Parenting After Divorce | Parent Cue Blog

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5 Tips on Co-Parenting After Divorce

I try very hard to only say positive things about my girls’ dad. The truth is, I’ve got no clue what he went through. All I know is what I… Read More

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Tough Conversations That Benefit Your Whole Family

A little over a year ago, I lost my wife—the love of my life of nearly ten years—to a two-year battle with breast cancer. She didn’t go down without a fight. She didn’t go down without a story. She didn’t go down… Read More

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Parenting With a Chronic Illness

I am a parent to three active, beautiful children. I am also chronically ill. Parenting when you have chronic illnesses is very challenging. However, as strange as it may sound, I truly believe I am the best mother I can be because… Read More

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Raising Future Adults: How the Role Changes for Parents of Autistics

On a recent visit to my parents, I offered to help drain a pot of noodles for lunch. “No,” my dad said. “You’ll burn yourself,” and shooed me away. I was 4 going on 46. Always. Some parents navigate the awkward transition… Read More

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5 Things We’ve Learned from a Year of Pandemic Parenting

A year of pandemic parenting.  A year. Just one?  Are we sure about that? I gotta be honest. I know one year equals 365 days, but I think it feels more accurate to label our time this way: t h r e… Read More

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6 Truths for Any Special Needs Parent

“What’s your advice for a new special-needs parent?”  As a mother to an adult child with multiple disabilities, I get asked this often. It’s usually from a parent or caregiver struggling with a fresh diagnosis, or a compassionate friend (aka “first responder”)… Read More

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What Your Enneagram Type Says About Your Parenting Style

When we as moms and dads know ourselves, we can act on that knowledge. Being self-aware ultimately makes us better parents. And the Enneagram can help.  The Enneagram is a personality typology that focuses on motivations. While most personality assessments group people… Read More

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When and How to Talk to My Child about Pornography

Most likely in the history of the world, there has never been a non-awkward conversation about pornography between a parent and child. “I had a wonderful, easy, conversation with my parents about porn,” said no kid, ever. Yet in today’s world, it’s… Read More

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Yes, They’re Mine: What Parenting Looks Like for Multi-Racial Families

“Are these your children?”   “Yes, they’re mine! I’m their mom and I’m so blessed!”  When you’re a multi-racial family, you get used to having interactions like this one. My husband and I are white and our three adopted children are Black. People… Read More