Lacey Salerno

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My Child Isn’t Responsible for How Your Child Feels

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This statement isn’t “click bait” and is, in fact, something I feel very strongly about. Recently as I was dropping my son off at school, I noticed a sign posted in his hallway (which...

Mom and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day…Rolling with the Punches

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is one of my children’s’ favorite books. If you are unfamiliar with it, the lead character Alexander experiences a series of minor, yet somewhat...

Read the Fine Print: Tips for Reviewing Everyday Legal Agreements

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*Disclaimer- Although I am a legal professional, nothing contained herein is meant to be construed as legal advice, and I do not represent any individuals reading this article. Even if you don’t realize it, contracts...
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Talking to My Kids About Suicide

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With the constant stream of news stories lately in the wake of two very high profile suicides, I have been wracking my brain for the most age-appropriate way to answer my six-year-old questions. As...

I Unknowingly Exposed My Son to a Pedophile

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I recently made an alarming discovery regarding an individual who comes in too-close-for-comfort proximity to my child. What is scarier is that the law in Michigan protects him. This individual works right next to...

It’s Just Potty Training…Don’t Freak Out!

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Easier said than done right? If this is true, then why is potty training considered amongst the most dreaded of all child rearing milestones, right up there with teething and driving.  When I was approaching...

Learning to Ask for Help

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Why is it so hard to ask for help? Shouldn't we, as parents and as human beings, acknowledge that we can’t do everything alone? Why is it that we are quick to offer up...

To be born a girl

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At 1, I was dressed from head to toe in pink and frills. I was my mother’s dream of the perfect little daughter, sugar and spice and everything nice. She bought me dolls and...

Will Increased Gun Control Make My Kids Safer?

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With yet another American tragedy resulting from gun violence, the debate begins anew regarding gun control versus the constitutional right to bear arms. When these horrific acts occur people flock to the forefront with a...

Have We Reached the Perfect Age?

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  We all have that one older relative who says, “savor every minute because it goes so fast." If you are like me, you may have wanted to offer up your brood to this relative...