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May15
When You’re Tangled in Your Safety Net

When You’re Tangled in Your Safety Net

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I’m 17 and pregnant. My family is wonderfully helpful…to the point that I’m afraid I won’t be allowed to raise my own baby! How can I ask them to back off without alienating my support system?

May09
Lessons You Learn From Motherhood

Lessons You Learn From Motherhood

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Motherhood is full of opportunities to learn important, and not so important, lessons. You might as well laugh through them all.

May07
The Secret To Blending A Family

The Secret To Blending A Family

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The secret to successfully blending a family is making peace with it being messy and ongoing and scary and wonderful.

Mar22
17 Ways to Be a Happier Parent

17 Ways to Be a Happier Parent

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I made a conscious effort to figure out what would make me the happiest. What things gave me the most bang for my buck, so to speak. And the rest I just let go. Is there a way to just be happier? Or is the real secret to stop making yourself crazy with the things that don’t matter?

Jun28
Summer Movies That Kids Will Love (and Parents Won’t Hate)

Summer Movies That Kids Will Love (and Parents Won’t Hate)

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This summer, I dusted off my film degree and compiled a list of less obvious classic movies for us to watch as a family. These are all films that both kids and adults will enjoy, so we should have many, many hours of movie fun.

Mar20
A Family Tradition for Thunderstorms

A Family Tradition for Thunderstorms

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I could spend the next hour reassuring my kids not to be scared or….

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