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Sep20
When Is It Okay To Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

When Is It Okay To Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

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All that said, the decision to leave your kids alone is obviously a very personal one and depends on factors such as their maturity, their environment and your basic comfort level. As well as other issues like whether you should put the oldest kid in charge and your kids’ ability to follow safety rules to the letter.

Sep05
Back-to-School Resolutions

Back-to-School Resolutions

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I always loved back to school season when I was a kid. The new clothes, new shoes, crisp notebooks that were not yet written in, sharpened pencils and pens at your disposal. It marked the beginning, a fresh start. No matter what had happened the previous school year, the slate was wiped clean. It seems then a more fitting time of the year to make some resolutions.

Aug21
Teaching My Young Daughter About Make-up and Beauty

Teaching My Young Daughter About Make-up and Beauty

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I didn’t plan to start teaching my daughter about make-up so early, but she loves it.

Aug20
Ain’t No Cure for the Start of School Blues

Ain’t No Cure for the Start of School Blues

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My kids start school in a few days. After our long, hot, busy summer, I know I should be really excited that we’re getting back to our regular routine. I mean, who isn’t happy when school resumes? Last year my friends and I actually popped open a bottle champagne at the bus stop. But this time, I’m feeling a little sad that they can’t stay home just a little while longer. I know, what the hell is wrong with me?

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.

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