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Apr22
Love as an Acceptable Risk

Love as an Acceptable Risk

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Loving means opening yourself to heartbreak. How can I help my kids learn how to balance risk and reward when it comes to love? Our dogs help.

Apr15
Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

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Teenagers and burgeoning sexuality. The conversations are becoming more difficult, but we’ll keep having them, because communication and knowledge are key.

Apr10
Modeling Healthy Relationships (Without Ever Seeing One)

Modeling Healthy Relationships (Without Ever Seeing One)

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Teaching kids about love and happy relationships when we’re still figuring it out ourselves.

Apr08
Ballad of the School Morning Teen

Ballad of the School Morning Teen

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Some mornings leave you only the option to laugh or cry. With a hat tip to Dr. Seuss, I’m attempting the former while channeling my kids.

Apr03
That Totally Comes From Your Side of the Family

That Totally Comes From Your Side of the Family

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Because that’s what we do in our house. We blame our kids’ less desirable characteristics on our partner’s gene pool.

Apr02
The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

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My teens are growing up, and in some ways everything seems different, now. In plenty of other ways, though, it’s all still very familiar.

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