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Category Archives: Family


By The Purple Fig Organized play

Dear Big Sister: How do I know when my attempt to offer my kids opportunities such as sports or music is benefiting them, or causing unnecessary anxiety? One minute, they are so excited to go to (fill in the blank here), and the next…



By Trish Bentley Do You Believe in Santa?

When I was nine years old, I believed in Santa. That year, I wrote him an emotionally charged letter begging him to wake me up so that I could finally meet him face to face. I left cookies for his reindeer, and another note…