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My daughter is opinionated. She is 2, so that's to be expected. However, I don't think this is going to go away. I see it as a good thing for her life in general and a frustrating thing for...
When my daughter was one and two, and still in her crib, she would often wake up in the middle of the night crying. She was never a great sleeper but I always thought it must be so scary...
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Middle schoolers are emotional, moody and sometimes hard to read. Parenting a middle-schooler almost requires a specialized degree!   As a veteran middle school counselor, there were so many things I learned about this age that challenged and encouraged me....
Much has been said about this year's presidential election, way too much at times. We do discuss politics a little in my house but not extensively because my husband and I don't agree so it never goes well. We...
Dear Teachers,Thank you for dealing with my crazy this year.In this whirlwind season of finale things – final tests, final grades and final fights over what my child is going to wear that day – I want to take...
Chickens may not seem like your top choice for a family pet, but as they become more and more popular, you may be surprised to learn that people can bond with a bird in the same way that they...
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Last year I bought my daughter three backpacks throughout the school year. They ripped, the zippers went wonky and on one, the strap broke. It was so annoying each time we had a new issue and, due to the...
I was in elementary school the last time I went to the circus. I have faded memories of clowns, circus tent stripes and people swinging from the trapeze. I would say I was due for another visit since it’s...
A year and a half ago, Santa made a big mistake. He brought us a big, heavy and bulky train table that was a good idea in theory but ended up being one of those toys that just takes...
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There aren’t very many places you can visit where you can escape technology. Like it or not, our children are growing up in a different world and that’s a world where technology is king.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...
I'm one of those people that sort of loathes all multi-level marketing companies. I've hated them forever because I feel like they force your friends to become product pushers and all of a sudden complete strangers on Instagram will...
Everyone knows the piece de resistance of a good party is the cake. And what birthday party would be complete without one?After seeing The Greatest Showman earlier this year my daughter decided she wanted a circus party. We are...

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