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Letting Go

Letting Go

I recently took my oldest daughter to her college orientation. It was easy enough. All I had to do was show up, sit through a million or so talks by various college staff, go...
Cool Mom

The Cost of Being the Cool Mom

I woke up this morning to seven teenagers in my house – and only two of them were mine. With three daughters, slumber parties have long been a tradition for birthdays. Girls love that...
10 Tips for Surviving the Toddler Years

10 Tips for Surviving the Toddler Years

I recently had an extended visit with my two sisters and their collective three toddlers, ranging from ages five to two-years old. For a handful of days, I watched my sisters chase their kids,...
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Family Vacation: A Love – Hate Relationship

Ahhhh. Family vacation. It’s that glorious time every year where we take a week or so off of work, pack the majority of our earthly belongings into a car meant to carry half that...
Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe Now vs. Then

My friend called me the other day in regards to keeping my kids safe. “Don’t let your kids swim in public swimming pools” was the first thing she said. Now, I would love to...
Summer is Here … but Where Are My Kids?

Summer is Here … but Where Are My Kids?

Summer has come – with a vengeance. I normally love the summer. It means looser schedules. It means sleeping in, even if just a little bit. It means vacations and flip flops and less...
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16 Things I Want My Daughter to Know as She Graduates High School

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since I packed that first school lunch and watched you stand bravely with the other newbies in the kindergarten line. While I tried to hide...
Dear Pre-Child Self

A Letter to My Pre-Child Self

Hey Girl,It’s me, your older, somewhat wiser self. We need to talk. Right now, you’re young, idealistic and almost impossibly naïve, so I’ve got a few tips that will make things a little easier...
Why We Lie to Our Kids Every Day

Why We Lie to Our Kids Every Day …

The other day, I was talking to a friend whose daughter plays high school lacrosse. During the conversation, my friend, a lifelong athlete herself, fessed up to something I’ve been feeling for years. I...
Partying in the Age of Pinterest

Partying in the Age of Pinterest

I threw what will probably be my last official “kid” birthday party this past weekend. After 17 years of throwing these parties, I kind of looked at this as my farewell tour. And I...

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