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“Honey, how was your day?” Do you get frustrated by one word answers or a short recitation with no stories? No clues about how your child is doing? Years ago, my husband and I saw the movie The Story of Us, and (besides the interesting should-we-get-divorced story), we were really impressed by a dinner table […]
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It’s back to school time! We focus this time of year on kids, what they are doing, how they are doing, what they¬†need to be doing. But what about us parents? We also experience major stress this time of year, often more than our kids do! Reduce parent stress: Think about what has you in […]
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Whatever you think of marriage, whatever experience you’ve had, will inform what your kids look for, and what they choose. Are you ready? I wasn’t! Laura O’Rourke of Mommy-Miracles.com is doing an amazing series this summer on marriage. She asked me to write about what this relationship means to me. Well, I only know half […]
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Socks are so frustrating! There are so many reasons I love sandals weather, but the biggest is the lack of socks. In the laundry, on the floor, on the couch, stuffed in shoes, on the steps, and missing their pair! It’s possible that smelly, nasty, single socks are the worst thing about having this many […]
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So many people here wanted to know if ¬†- and how! – to talk to kids about Robin Williams suicide. This guide is a good litmus test to help you decide if that is a series of conversations worth having. Even more, you can find the how-to of structuring those discussions.   If you are […]
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