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Jan13
Pride And Prejudice And Siblings

Pride And Prejudice And Siblings

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Sure, we know to avoid comparing siblings to one another, but in trying to bolster and protect my kids this way, I very nearly screwed up even more.

Jan06
More Than Just A Birthday

More Than Just A Birthday

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Birthdays with teenagers can feel a lot like a timer ticking down, but sometimes they feel like victory, too. For my late bloomer, this birthday feels huge.

Dec31
Notes From The Passenger Seat

Notes From The Passenger Seat

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It’s hard to believe I’m teaching my oldest to drive, but here we are (still alive and liking each other, even). It’s a learning process, for both of us.

Dec17
If You’re Shallow And You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

If You’re Shallow And You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

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I’ve never been the kind of parent to go for the flashy or extravagant gift for my kids, except I finally did, and it feels fantastic.

Dec02
To New Parents, From A Parent of Teens

To New Parents, From A Parent of Teens

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I don’t tell new parents the things I think they really ought to know, because I doubt they would believe me. But here’s what I always want to say.

Nov25
Why The “Best” Holiday Gift For Teens Isn’t For Us

Why The “Best” Holiday Gift For Teens Isn’t For Us

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Teenagers are notoriously hard to shop for, and mine insist all they want is money. I refuse to give up and just fork over the cash, and I’m okay with that.

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