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Jan21
It Takes A Village (And Some Cheesecake)

It Takes A Village (And Some Cheesecake)

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Parenting, much like clutter, will suck up all of the available space in your life if you let it. Don’t just find your Village, participate in it (without the kids).

Jan20
Three Kids, One Homework Packet…and a Million Distractions

Three Kids, One Homework Packet…and a Million Distractions

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A mom needs help teaching her child effective homework skills, especially when there are younger ones around whose homework is to distract their older sibling.

Jan15
Graduation is not the goal; it’s the by-product.

Graduation is not the goal; it’s the by-product.

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To say the high school goal is to graduate is much like saying one’s career goal is to be successful; both are temporal.

Jan14
Bad Words?

Bad Words?

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It’s true: sometimes I use curse words. And not-so-very-nice-but-not-exactly-curse words. Now that my kids are teens, how do I handle teaching them about swearing?

Jan07
Taking Flight in the Cold

Taking Flight in the Cold

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Schools are closed today due to “excessive cold,” and it’s all my fault. Sorry, I’m not sorry—because it hasn’t slowed down my autistic son one bit.

Jan06
Goodbye Baby Gate, Hello (Terrible, Frightening) Freedom

Goodbye Baby Gate, Hello (Terrible, Frightening) Freedom

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My preschooler is very good at unlatching our strong baby gate. At what age can I let him have some independence in house during the early morning, before we are up?

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