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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.

Jan27
Date Night Meets Home Alone

Date Night Meets Home Alone

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Sometimes I forget that in just a few shorts years, my kids will be grown and (hopefully) flown. I guess I’d better start getting ready.

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.

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