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Mar18
Hello Teenagers, Goodbye Romance

Hello Teenagers, Goodbye Romance

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Having teenagers in the house is a solemn death knell of romance for the parents. And they’re not even sorry about it, either.

Mar11
When My Kids Grow Up, I Want Them To Be Flexible

When My Kids Grow Up, I Want Them To Be Flexible

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Today’s kids are being pushed to pick out their career paths way too young, I think, and I’d rather we teach them to keep an open mind and adventuresome spirit.

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).

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