In Honor of Hilda

By Dr. Paula Bloom My husband’s 97-year-old grandmother passed away last week. We flew up to the funeral for the day. I’m so glad we decided to bring our kids. Funerals are difficult and sad but, honestly, what better first funeral for a 7- and 9-year-old to attend? Their great-grandm
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A Heartwarming Arctic Tale

By Dr. Paula Bloom I know very little about people who live in the Arctic regions. As a child, I remember hearing that Eskimos had many different words for snow. Come to find out that this is a myth.  Apparently, they have just as many words rooted in the word snow as we do in English
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Defying Gravity

By Dr. Paula Bloom Can’t get the song Defying Gravityout of my head because I just saw  the musical Wicked  for the third time. The story is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.  It is a hilarious yet profound story told from the
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Birthdays: Our Own Personal New Year’s Eve

By Dr. Paula Bloom I celebrated my 39th birthday this week. It started out as a typical day. Get the kids up, make them breakfast and get them to school.  I decided to take the day off from seeing clients. I may make this an annual thing. It was wonderful to have a few hours on my bir
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Reflections on the First Day of School

By Dr. Paula Bloom “Do you need some tissues?” “Are you feeling sad?” “Isn’t it hard to think that your kids are growing up?” I answered with a smile, but in my head I was thinking, “No. No. And no.” These are the questions I was asked as I walked my 6-year-old to his first day at his
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