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Mar09
Grandparenting From Around The Globe

Grandparenting From Around The Globe

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Parents need advice and ideas on how to make their very young child feel more connected to one set of grandparents who live on the other side of the world. Weekly video conferences are just cutting it.

Mar02
Teens, Politics, Kindness: Being Compassionate, Even When It’s Hard

Teens, Politics, Kindness: Being Compassionate, Even When It’s Hard

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There’s nothing quite like a contentious election cycle to make you realize your kids are hearing and watching everything.

May26
The Family That Clays Together…

The Family That Clays Together…

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It can be sometimes be hard for our family to do “fun” things the way other families do. We threw caution (and cleanliness) to the wind and had a blast.

Jun03
The Unexpected Views On Our Extended-Family Vacation

The Unexpected Views On Our Extended-Family Vacation

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With our family scattered all over the country, the extended-family vacation is a rare joy. Seeing my teens through my family’s eyes may be the best part.

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.

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