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Apr18
The Last Time

The Last Time

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The lasts are hard for me to deal with. Mostly because when they are happening we don’t know that they are the last. We have no reason to mark the occassion as special or set it aside as being different than any other day. We are just going on like it is a regular day. It is only in retrospect, in looking back, that the event has any importance.

Apr07
7 Mnemonics Every Parent Should Know

7 Mnemonics Every Parent Should Know

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I like to work smart and sometimes we need some techniques to help us learn, or just remember so we can look smarter than our fifth grader. Here’s a list of the mnemonics that I think every parent should know.

Apr03
Make Morning and Bedtime Routines Easier with a Chart (Free Printable)

Make Morning and Bedtime Routines Easier with a Chart (Free Printable)

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Mornings and bedtimes with the kids easier when they use a chart so I can give fewer reminders.

Mar26
I Let My Young Teens “Date”

I Let My Young Teens “Date”

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As they have grown I have realized that there is no protecting our children from being hurt. There are valuable lessons to be learned in all of our relationships, romantic and otherwise. And like so many other things that I was so positive about, I changed my mind. I let my children date.

Feb24
Teenagers Make You Crazy

Teenagers Make You Crazy

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I don’t personally applaud the act of destroying the laptop (so wasteful!), I understand why many parents are. It is as a knee jerk reaction to all the non-parenting that is going on out there.

Jan23
Toddlers and Teens, More Alike Than Different

Toddlers and Teens, More Alike Than Different

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But I am not sure that there is any stage that parents fear more than the teen years. I think that it is in part because we can all still clearly remember our own poor choices and cringe at some of the things that we did. Since I am in the thick of the teen years right now I can tell you, yes, it lives up to its hype. Yes, it does.

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