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Apr08
Ballad of the School Morning Teen

Ballad of the School Morning Teen

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Some mornings leave you only the option to laugh or cry. With a hat tip to Dr. Seuss, I’m attempting the former while channeling my kids.

Apr02
The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

The More Teens Change, The More They Don’t

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My teens are growing up, and in some ways everything seems different, now. In plenty of other ways, though, it’s all still very familiar.

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)

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