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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.

Dec23
Breaking the Couch Potato Habit

Breaking the Couch Potato Habit

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Ideas for filling that post-kid-bedtime block with activities OTHER than falling asleep in front of the TV.

Dec19
Parenting Trends Are So…Trendy

Parenting Trends Are So…Trendy

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Although my kids are still relatively young, just 10 and 12-years-old, sometimes I feel like I became a mother in the Dark Ages. But 2003 really was kind of like living in a cave, I guess, because I missed many of the trends that have now become permanent fixtures in the life of parents. Gender Reveal Parties? Smash Cakes? Elf on the Shelf?

Dec04
Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

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I vowed never to become an overprotective parent like my mother. Then I had a child.

Dec03
Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

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Tidings of comfort and joy can feel like a tall order in a household with children who are no longer truly children… but I think it’s still there if you look.

Nov05
A Handy Fundraising FAQ, From A Band Parent

A Handy Fundraising FAQ, From A Band Parent

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You may dread the appearance of a kid with a glossy brochure of wares on your doorstep, but school/activity fundraising is here to stay. Here’s why it matters.

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