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Oct14
The Toddler at the Funeral

The Toddler at the Funeral

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Is it a terrible idea to take a toddler to a family member’s funeral? What other choice is there for a grieving out-of-towner?

Oct07
The Mother-In-Law From Under the Sea

The Mother-In-Law From Under the Sea

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Another day, another horrible sea-monster of a mother-in-law.

Oct04
The Politics of Birthday Parties

The Politics of Birthday Parties

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On the death of the small at-home party, the etiquette of sibling tagalongs, and other kids’ birthday party conundrums.

Sep24
The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

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One of the hardest lessons for my teens is that, sometimes, there are some things more important than being right.

Sep23
Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

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It is the time of year when you begin to hear complaints from the kids about their teachers. Cries of “My teacher hates me!” and “My teacher is mean!” are played out over the dinner tables in many of our homes. So what do you do? How do you know when to step in and when to let your child work it out for themselves?

Sep20
Goodbye, Hello

Goodbye, Hello

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My mom has cancer and might not live much longer. Am I crazy for trying to get pregnant right now?

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