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Dec06
On Little Boys & Pink Toys

On Little Boys & Pink Toys

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One mom needs help making sure she’s not reinforcing gender messages in toys and not limiting her son given her sudden allergy to pink toys.

Dec04
Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

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I vowed never to become an overprotective parent like my mother. Then I had a child.

Dec03
Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

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Tidings of comfort and joy can feel like a tall order in a household with children who are no longer truly children… but I think it’s still there if you look.

Dec03
Homeschooling Selects Specialization Over Well-roundedness

Homeschooling Selects Specialization Over Well-roundedness

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Many homeschooling families are not as concerned with offering their children a well-rounded education as they are with walking alongside them as they find their place in the world.

Nov29
Do These “Hot Toys” Really Deserve the Honor?

Do These “Hot Toys” Really Deserve the Honor?

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Every year the big-box retailers announce their lists of the top toys for the holiday season. You know, the ones on the “hot lists” that promise to make your kids the happiest on the planet. Do they deserve those honors? Are those toys worth the money? We take a look at some toys found on many of the 2013 lists.

Nov26
On Being “The House” At Thanksgiving (And Beyond)

On Being “The House” At Thanksgiving (And Beyond)

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This Thanksgiving and beyond, I am grateful that we are “The House” for my teens and their friends. What does that look like? What does that mean>

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