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Mar04
Friendship Rules for the Big Kids

Friendship Rules for the Big Kids

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Much as all the Commandments follow from the first one, I feel like all friendship rules flow from “be nice,” but it gets more complicated as the kids grow up.

Feb26
Simplifying Laundry for our Busy Family + $300 GiftCard Sweepstakes

Simplifying Laundry for our Busy Family + $300 GiftCard Sweepstakes

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While academics are an obvious part of my role in their lives, I am also raising responsible household managers who will stand on their own two feet one day; fully capable of the daily skills. This is how we do it. (Don’t miss our $300 Target GiftCard Sweepstakes)

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).

Jan15
Graduation is not the goal; it’s the by-product.

Graduation is not the goal; it’s the by-product.

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To say the high school goal is to graduate is much like saying one’s career goal is to be successful; both are temporal.

Jan07
Taking Flight in the Cold

Taking Flight in the Cold

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Schools are closed today due to “excessive cold,” and it’s all my fault. Sorry, I’m not sorry—because it hasn’t slowed down my autistic son one bit.

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