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Author Archive | Kathleen Petulla


But how will I find you in heaven?

That age. It seems to be in the 6-8 year old range when developmentally kids start ‘getting’ the concept of death – that it’s real, that it happens, that’s life is finite, and that dying is not just about really old people.  As a parent, I find these discussions heart-wrenching. I just want everything to be fine and happy and […]

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The Secret of the Best Workout Program. Revealed.

Over the past 3 years, my career switched from oncology social work to work-from-home online health coach. Along the way, I’ve been through my own weight loss transformation (down 25lbs!), and the ups and downs that go along with it. As a coach, I’ve helped others navigate the road of health and fitness as well. I have […]

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The very fact that you worry about being a good mom

The words we parents need to hear: You Are Enough.

So the other day, I was brought to tears. It wasn’t the usual mom-frustration or mom-overwhelm that did it (though make no mistake, these feelings have brought me to tears as well). Nor were these tears from the stabbing pain of an unseen lego suddenly implanted in the ball of my foot either. No, these were […]

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New mom question: Binky, Thumb or Nothing?

With 3 boys in my house, there are often 3 different ways to approach the same topic. One likes red, one likes blue, one likes orange. One likes tomatoes, one likes carrots, one likes cucumbers. The bath/shower water is too hot, too cold, just right. (Yep, stole that one from the 3 bears, but it […]

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