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Jun14
Filling in the Blanks

Filling in the Blanks

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When I introduce myself from here on out, I am supposed to say, “Hi, my name is ______________, and I’m an alcoholic.” That’s the first step, according to the brochure some nice woman handed me as I entered my first AA meeting day before yesterday.

Jun10
Why is Playing with My Kids So Hard?

Why is Playing with My Kids So Hard?

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5 tips for parents on being more present and less distracted when spending time with your children.

May09
Lessons You Learn From Motherhood

Lessons You Learn From Motherhood

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Motherhood is full of opportunities to learn important, and not so important, lessons. You might as well laugh through them all.

Apr30
Difficult Parenting Situations Turned… Cooperative?

Difficult Parenting Situations Turned… Cooperative?

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Can a “cooperative kid” be made of a troubled teen? With a lot of parental changes (and tongue-biting), signs point to yes.

Apr30
Dear Cal: Advice To My Teenage Daughter (Part 1)

Dear Cal: Advice To My Teenage Daughter (Part 1)

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A couple of life lessons I have learned and want to pass on to my 13-year-old daughter, Cal, before she enters high school about age and frenemies.

Apr23
Alpha Mom Book Club: Minimalist Parenting

Alpha Mom Book Club: Minimalist Parenting

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I like to do less and wouldn’t we all like to enjoy our lives more? But what exactly do the authors mean by minimalist parenting, was a question that I wondered. Do they advocate living like Tibetan monks? Eschewing possessions and leaving our children to play with sticks? Does it mean letting your kids run wild with minimal parental interference? Is it hands off parenting?

Turns out it was none of those things.

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