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Nov09
On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

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The years will fly by, I know right now you can’t believe that. But I am telling you as I sit on the other side of parenting, eighteen years in, that they will. Each year picks up speed. Life has a momentum that you cannot imagine today, in the early years when a day lasts an eternity.

Nov02
Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: The Five Love Languages Of Children

Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: The Five Love Languages Of Children

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When I read The Five Love Languages of Children years ago it truly revolutionized the way I parented my children. I remember there were several moments while reading when a light bulb would go off and I wanted to smack myself on the forehead for missing what seemed, in retrospect, so obvious. Rereading the book this time I was struck by how much I had forgotten

Oct26
Keeping Track of Your Kids, One GPS Coordinate At A Time

Keeping Track of Your Kids, One GPS Coordinate At A Time

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Once you accept that your kids will be monitored around school by a tracking device, what’s next? Should we have a problem with schools tracking our children with chips embedded in their school ids?

Oct19
I Am Heading to Hell in a Handbasket Full of Homework

I Am Heading to Hell in a Handbasket Full of Homework

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Once I graduated from college I thought my homework days were over. Little did I know that once I had children I would have homework once again. These days just the word homework causes my shoulders to slump and release an exasperated sigh. The second question out of my mouth every single day is “What kind of homework do you have?”

Oct17
Teaching Your Kids How To Care for Pets

Teaching Your Kids How To Care for Pets

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Once kids are school-aged like mine, it’s reasonable to expect them to shoulder some pet care responsibility. However, keep in mind that, although they may want to handle something like the litter box or dog walking, they might not be ready just yet.

Oct12
23 Exceedingly Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Sanity While Living With Children

23 Exceedingly Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Sanity While Living With Children

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I have somehow managed not to run screaming from the house dressed only in my birthday suit. At least, not yet. Here are my tips.

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