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Feb11
Ten Things The Baby Books Miss

Ten Things The Baby Books Miss

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The front door opens and shuts. In walks my teenage son.

Uh, Mom?
Yes?
I crashed the car.

I turned to my friend.

You know? There isn’t a place for this in the baby book.

Jan28
Letting Your Kids Go

Letting Your Kids Go

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One of the most difficult things I have found about being a mother surprised me. It wasn’t the sleepless nights or the tantrums. It wasn’t the whining or the endless bickering. It wasn’t even the fights about going to bed and then the same fights about getting up in the morning. No, the most difficult thing about being a mother has been letting them go.

Jan19
I Am Not Giving My Kids Everything

I Am Not Giving My Kids Everything

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As the years have passed and my children have grown, I realize I don’t give my children everything. And even more importantly, I don’t want to give my children everything.

Dec31
Ten Parenting Resolutions for All of Us

Ten Parenting Resolutions for All of Us

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Like everyone else this time of year leads me to reflect upon my life and think about what things I want to change going forward. Of course I would love to eat better, exercise more, and a whole host of other things that most of say we would like to do, yet fail to make […]

Dec29
The Time TV Saved Us From An International Incident

The Time TV Saved Us From An International Incident

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On route to our first family vacation, we survived taxis and airports and transfers and dubious turkey club sandwiches. But nothing prepared us for the wall-hitting boredom of the…customs line.

Dec22
Can Bullying Be Stopped?

Can Bullying Be Stopped?

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Maybe the question isn’t why some kids are bullies, but rather why the rest of the kids are not stepping up to stop it.

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