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Apr02
The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

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My teens are growing up, and in some ways everything seems different, now. In plenty of other ways, though, it’s all still very familiar.

Mar18
Hello Teenagers, Goodbye Romance

Hello Teenagers, Goodbye Romance

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Having teenagers in the house is a solemn death knell of romance for the parents. And they’re not even sorry about it, either.

Feb12
Should I Become a Tiger Mom?

Should I Become a Tiger Mom?

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If Tiger Moms are known for their overparenting, then I am an underparenter. Am I doing it wrong?

Jan28
Snow Days Just Ain’t What They Used To Be

Snow Days Just Ain’t What They Used To Be

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I have fond memories of snow days in upstate New York, but the rare, “modern” snow day in the south just isn’t as magical as what I remember.

Jan21
It Takes A Village (And Some Cheesecake)

It Takes A Village (And Some Cheesecake)

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Parenting, much like clutter, will suck up all of the available space in your life if you let it. Don’t just find your Village, participate in it (without the kids).

Dec24
Christmas Eve For Real People

Christmas Eve For Real People

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With all of the pressure we put on ourselves to make family holidays “perfect,” this year I’m settling for reality, and working on being grateful for it all.

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