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Big Kid
Nov18
An Open Letter to My Teenage Sons

An Open Letter to My Teenage Sons

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The unspoken burden of having children is that you always put yourself into another mother’s shoes. Every hurt or negected child in the world suddenly has a face, your child’s face. It is particularly difficult when something happens in the news to children that are the same ages as your own. The pain you feel for the other mothers is tangible and raw.

I have also thought of Mike McQueardy’s mother and wonder how great her disappointment is in the son she raised.

Nov10
I Love Daylight Savings Time, When It Ends

I Love Daylight Savings Time, When It Ends

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This year when it came time to turn our clocks back an hour, I simply didn’t.

Nov08
Helping your Kids Understand the Value of Money and the Importance of Saving

Helping your Kids Understand the Value of Money and the Importance of Saving

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Our kids are inundated with the message that the acquisition of material possessions equals happiness. Raising them to understand the value of money and understand the importance of saving money are daunting tasks. We try to break it down into some simple tips. Easier said than done, we know.

Nov02
Lead By Example: Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

Lead By Example: Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

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No matter how many times I try to tell her about saving money, it’s my example that she’ll remember.

Oct31
What Our Kids Will Never Understand

What Our Kids Will Never Understand

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Do you know anyone’s phone number by heart anymore? Last week my phone went dead and I couldn’t call my kids from another phone because I DON’T KNOW THEIR PHONE NUMBERS!

Oct14
How Old is Too Old to Trick-or-Treat At Halloween?

How Old is Too Old to Trick-or-Treat At Halloween?

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We are living in a time where people are constantly lamenting the fact that children are growing up too quickly, acting like adults long before their years. And yet, inexplicably, many people feel twelve is too old to act like a child.

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