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Feb24
When Smart Isn’t So Smart

When Smart Isn’t So Smart

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Is being gifted all it’s cracked up to be? In some cases, it can be more of a hindrance to success than you might think.

Feb20
Making Our Moments Count

Making Our Moments Count

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When did life become so short? Why did I wait so long to make the most out of my time with my daughter? Notes on the long and the short of motherhood.

Feb17
The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

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I was never a sporty kid, and my own children never want to exercise, either. How do I set them up for good lifelong habits when I can’t get them off the couch?

Feb12
Dogs Are Easier Than Teenagers (Sometimes)

Dogs Are Easier Than Teenagers (Sometimes)

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I’m okay being a Dog Person (and talking to my favorite creatures in a high squeaky voice), but a new visitor is throwing me for a loop.

Feb03
College Planning: Mid-Junior-Year Check-In

College Planning: Mid-Junior-Year Check-In

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Time marches on, and now that my kid is halfway through her junior year, college planning is beginning in earnest. There’s so much to think about!

Jan28
When Winter is Shorts Weather for Kids

When Winter is Shorts Weather for Kids

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Yes, I am the not-so-proud owner of an 11-year-old boy who refuses to wear pants in the winter. He (very strongly) insists on wearing shorts year-round, even when the temperature is only in the high 20’s.

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