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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.

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.

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