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BACK TO BUSY- (3)

Back to Busy: Budgeting Family Time During the School Year

I’ll never forget when a mom a few years down the road of life informed me that life gets busier as children get older. I couldn’t comprehend her statement at the time, because my life with three little kids seemed so hectic! However, when my firstborn started kindergarten along with gymnastics and piano lessons, I […]

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This is Childism

This is Childism

I recently took my kids and our puppy to the park. We had a nice time and on the way out of the park, my seven-year-old asked to hold the dog’s leash. Bodhi is a ten-month-old wire-haired terrier mix. He weighs twelve pounds and he is a good dog, but he hasn’t learned all his manners yet. I did not see a woman and […]

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Parenting Transitions High School Edition

It Ain’t Easy Being (a) Teen: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition into High School

I still remember the morning my friend Laura taught me the secret to leaving our weekly toddler playgroup without tears and meltdowns – either by my son or me – when I felt incapable of the seamless transitions Laura and her sweet daughter Lily always seemed to make. With six months more of parenting under […]

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Nurturing Sibling Relationships (2)

FRIENDS FOR LIFE: Nurturing Sibling Relationships

My husband and I have three precious (but HUMAN) daughters. Our house is constantly abuzz with the sounds of siblings. Sometimes our ears are delighted with tinkling giggles but often our heads pound from the endless screeching, screaming and sobbing.  “She won’t let me play with the (insert absurdly noisy toy)!” “She called me stupid!” […]

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Three Summer Boredom Busters at the Library

In the hot summer months, I try my best to play outside with my boys. But, within no time, I find myself mumbling, “Hot, cranky kids…not good for Mommy.” Do you agree? Summer is here but don’t worry. Your local library will save you and your wilting children. Library as the heart of the community […]

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Tech-Savvy or Tech-Obsessed? Raising a Post-Millennial Generation

No one who knows me now will believe this, but I spent more time outside when I was younger than inside. In fact, my best memories from early childhood in Charleston all take place in the great outdoors. We didn’t have cable, but we weren’t allowed to watch anything other than select PBS programming, anyway. […]

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