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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?

Nov09
On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

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The years will fly by, I know right now you can’t believe that. But I am telling you as I sit on the other side of parenting, eighteen years in, that they will. Each year picks up speed. Life has a momentum that you cannot imagine today, in the early years when a day lasts an eternity.

Oct12
23 Exceedingly Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Sanity While Living With Children

23 Exceedingly Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Sanity While Living With Children

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I have somehow managed not to run screaming from the house dressed only in my birthday suit. At least, not yet. Here are my tips.

Sep05
Back-to-School Resolutions

Back-to-School Resolutions

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I always loved back to school season when I was a kid. The new clothes, new shoes, crisp notebooks that were not yet written in, sharpened pencils and pens at your disposal. It marked the beginning, a fresh start. No matter what had happened the previous school year, the slate was wiped clean. It seems then a more fitting time of the year to make some resolutions.

Sep04
It’s A New School Year For Parents, Too

It’s A New School Year For Parents, Too

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Unless you know for a fact that your kid’s new teacher is a convicted felon, don’t freak out and call the principal if she wasn’t your first choice.

Aug20
Ain’t No Cure for the Start of School Blues

Ain’t No Cure for the Start of School Blues

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My kids start school in a few days. After our long, hot, busy summer, I know I should be really excited that we’re getting back to our regular routine. I mean, who isn’t happy when school resumes? Last year my friends and I actually popped open a bottle champagne at the bus stop. But this time, I’m feeling a little sad that they can’t stay home just a little while longer. I know, what the hell is wrong with me?

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