Siobhan Fitzpatrick

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Siobhan Fitzpatrick (a.k.a. The Law Mother) is a mom, business lawyer, and writer. With no legalese and a lot of humor, she answers a broad range of legal, career, and parenting questions on her blog The Law Mother . She is mom to four girls, Caitriona (16), Cara (13), Kelsey (11), and Claire (7). You can find her on Facebook and Instagram @TheLawMother.

How to Raise Assertive Kids Who Can Stand Up for Themselves {Without Being Rude}

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Little eyes are always watching, little ears are always listening. My four girls recently had a front row seat to how well (or as it turns out not well) I stand up for myself. Our car...

How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce :: Alexandra Geczi PLLC

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**This post has been sponsored by Alexandra Geczi PLLC. All opinions are 100% our own.** Tucked away on a shelf in my closet you’ll find a dusty box of wedding planning odds and ends. Dog-eared bridal...

What Your Husband Can Do NOW to Support You (and Save Your Marriage)

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**This post has been sponsored by Alexandra Geczi PLLC. All opinions are 100% our own.** 22 years ago, I met a guy. He sat across the room from me in law school. Was it his rugged...

Divorce for the Stay-At-Home Mom

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**This post has been sponsored by Alexandra Geczi PLLC. All opinions are 100% our own.** “You’re a lawyer? Can I ask you a question?” I’m a lawyer and part and parcel of being one is people...

Want to Make Mom Friends? Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

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What’s your “mom” elevator pitch? How do you describe yourself to other moms when you first meet them? In 20 seconds or less. I recently got hammered by another mom on my mom elevator pitch. I...
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Is Academic Redshirting Right for Your Child?

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My fourth and youngest child just turned five and should be starting kindergarten in the fall. Except maybe she won’t. Or maybe she will. I’m still trying to decide. For the fourth time, I have...
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My Mid-Life Crisis, I Mean Epiphany

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I just celebrated another 40-ish birthday. Okay, I’m 44. Still the low 40s. If we’re rounding, 40. My five-year-old’s response when I told her how old I was? “Mommy, that’s not a real number.” Yes, sweetie,...
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Think Before You Post: Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online

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  As a stay-at-home AND work-at-home mom, on most days I have a greater chance of seeing the parents on Max and Ruby or a hair on Caillou’s head than I do of having a meaningful...