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By Stacy Lewis on August 10, 2013
One particularly sensitive child with a lot of frustration and sadness plus one especially fizzed-up, spazzy child plus one tapped-out mama looking to hide equals one tough, terrible week. How to survive something like this? One moment at a time, I suppose. And so one day, after I had watched myself skirting the boys all [...]
By Stacy Lewis on March 21, 2013
A couple of us moms were still preparing — skewering the hollow eggs so they could be painted, squirting small blobs of paint onto plates, and tying toothpicks to strings. The kids had just come in from outside and were flushed pink. Ms. Hayes suggested they sing a song, drawing them into a circle, and [...]
By Stacy Lewis on January 15, 2013
One year ago, I was inspired to spend 2012 practicing love, meditating on the four brahma-viharas (translated as “divine abodes” or “best homes”). I was to spend three months on each: lovingkindness — goodwill and friendliness toward others and oneself compassion — often felt as a quivering of the heart, a sense of caring for [...]