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Mar05
Soulmates

Soulmates

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Parenting a big family can be a tough challenge, but there are certainly a lot of rewards, perhaps even unexpected ones, too.

Mar04
Crisis House Rules

Crisis House Rules

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Now that I’m older and (hopefully) wiser, I’d rather make some rules for helping myself in times of crisis than point out stuff other people did “wrong.”

Jan16
The Family Dinner That Changed Our Family Dinners

The Family Dinner That Changed Our Family Dinners

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“Let’s try the Family Dinner Project idea with the kids and have a ‘real family discussion’ and see how it goes,” I said to my husband. So last night, that’s what we did. And it was awesome.

Oct01
Missing From The Family Calendar

Missing From The Family Calendar

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Sure, we have a color-coded family calendar hanging in our kitchen… but the events I most wish I could schedule remain maddeningly unpredictable.

Aug09
To Get A Second Dog, or Not to Get a Second Dog (A Real Family Drama, in Two Acts)

To Get A Second Dog, or Not to Get a Second Dog (A Real Family Drama, in Two Acts)

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To me it isn’t even a question.We aren’t getting another dog. It is not going to happen. Nope. Never. Not getting a second dog. No thank you.

Aug06
Special Needs, Yes Indeed: Find Your Family’s Tribe

Special Needs, Yes Indeed: Find Your Family’s Tribe

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When you’re parenting kids with special needs, finding another family who gets it is invaluable, for both kids and parents.

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