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May16
Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

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Dear Amy, My question doesn’t have anything to do with beauty advice, but rather how to avoid seeming like an elitist snob when I’m at my in-laws’ family reunion this summer. You give such great advice and are a creative thinker; I thought maybe you could help me. Here’s the deal. My husband’s parents have […]

May13
Five Great Chapter Books To Read With Your Kids

Five Great Chapter Books To Read With Your Kids

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Did you know May 12-18 is Children’s Book Week according to the Children’s Book Council? I didn’t either until I decided to write about the chapter books my kids and I have enjoyed reading together. What a lucky coincidence. When Max was three he loved a book called The Truck Book. The Truck Book was […]

Apr25

Television and your family: is it a problem?

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Did you know that this week is National Turnoff Week? Neither did I. And did you know that it’s not a week to describe your turnoffs to your partner? (“Ear nibbling. The word ‘creamy.’ And, oh, that shirt that you think looks good on you.”) The things you learn! No, National Turnoff Week is a […]

Apr18

When is it okay to lie to children?

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“The Easter Bunny’s not real, right?” Henry asked me one night. We had just finished reading a bedtime story, and had moved on to the bedtime deep philosophical discussion. Without thinking, I replied, “Nah.” He didn’t say anything. Crap, I thought. Had I made a grave error? I didn’t think much was at stake, when […]

Apr18
Lifegoggles Great Green Giveaway

Lifegoggles Great Green Giveaway

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lifegoggles.jpgLifegoggles is bringing attention to some of their favorite eco-friendly products with a big giveaway. Click on over and support the smaller green companies who typically don’t have the budgets to get your eyeballs.

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Apr11

What lessons do you want to leave your children?

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In September of 2006, Randy Pausch, a professor of computer sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is, plainly speaking, the worst kind to get: survival rates are extremely low, and the end usually comes within months of diagnosis. So when Professor Pausch was told in the summer of 2007 […]

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