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Feb24
When Smart Isn’t So Smart

When Smart Isn’t So Smart

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Is being gifted all it’s cracked up to be? In some cases, it can be more of a hindrance to success than you might think.

Feb20
Making Our Moments Count

Making Our Moments Count

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When did life become so short? Why did I wait so long to make the most out of my time with my daughter? Notes on the long and the short of motherhood.

Feb17
The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

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I was never a sporty kid, and my own children never want to exercise, either. How do I set them up for good lifelong habits when I can’t get them off the couch?

Feb11
The Middle School Snoop

The Middle School Snoop

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I didn’t have to snoop when he was in grade school. All of his classmates lived in our neighborhood, so I already knew most of the parents. I also regularly volunteered in the classroom. But now he’s in a big school that combines three different neighborhoods, and I only volunteer when under court order. That means I don’t know anything about the kids he now wants to hang out with, and since he’s no help at all, I have to dig.

Feb03
College Planning: Mid-Junior-Year Check-In

College Planning: Mid-Junior-Year Check-In

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Time marches on, and now that my kid is halfway through her junior year, college planning is beginning in earnest. There’s so much to think about!

Jan27
Date Night Meets Home Alone

Date Night Meets Home Alone

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Sometimes I forget that in just a few shorts years, my kids will be grown and (hopefully) flown. I guess I’d better start getting ready.

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