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Aug21
Teaching My Young Daughter About Make-up and Beauty

Teaching My Young Daughter About Make-up and Beauty

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I didn’t plan to start teaching my daughter about make-up so early, but she loves it.

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?

Jul24
My Kids Are Amazing (I Want Them to Think So Too)

My Kids Are Amazing (I Want Them to Think So Too)

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As the Summer Olympics approach and the kids are talking about competition, here’s my nighttime ritual to talk to my kids about how amazing I think they are.

Jul02
A Chat With Myself As a New Mother

A Chat With Myself As a New Mother

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I hope you understand that you’re doing the best you can right now. You really are. But all of the tears, the worrying, the agonizing, the self-doubt? Useless.

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.

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