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I'm not sure if it's a "mom" thing or just a "being a grown-up" thing (or maybe just my own neurosis), but at night I often have trouble shutting off my brain when it's time to get some shut...
Experts agree that kids are tough on marriages. I mean DUH. Kids are tough on anything—walls, furniture, hardwood floors, the knees of nice pants. It makes sense that marriage would also be trampled by what my friend calls these...
Dear Nap, I should have seen it coming. I knew what we had wouldn’t last forever, but I was hoping for a little bit more time together. Another month. Another week. I’d even have been grateful for a few more...
I already know the answer, of course, but nevertheless I ask: "Which parent do you want to ride with?" "Who do you want to tuck you into bed?" "Do you want to sit next to Mom or Dad at dinner?" The exact question...
The other day, a friend I hadn't seen in a couple years was over for a long-overdue visit. After we caught each other up on changes in our lives, she asked me what sports the boys are playing. "None!"...
Money knowledge is a skill that needs to be taught, and if parents aren’t putting in the time to educate their kids now, their children may find themselves looking for lessons a little too late (i.e. once they’re in...

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As a parent, I’ve become fascinated with time. Really. Someone please explain to me how one day can be THE. Longest. Day. EVER. Then all of a sudden, weeks and months go by almost unnoticed. It just doesn’t compute....
I always knew I would have unconditional love for my kids. I had this vision of what my family would look like and things they would do- soccer, gymnastics, dance. Never in my imagination did I consider the possibility...
Self care doesn't come naturally to so many of us. In fact, what we spend more time on in today's world, is 'the other'. Looking at profiles on social media, taking care of our children or families, meeting other...
First Week of School Mom is on her game.  You’ve seen her around—the lady carrying two-dozen homemade cupcakes and wearing a statement necklace before 9 am. Maybe she handed you a PTO flyer or gave you a hug at kindergarten...
I know my parents raised my siblings and I to the best of their ability. But I also know that no matter how hard we try as parents, we will fail them in one way or another; it’s inevitable....
It won’t always be like this. The days and nights become one long run on sentence, and you're not sure if you even fell asleep since the last time you were awake. The rest of the house peacefully sleeps...

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Got a travel bug? With spring break and summer travels coming up - we wanted to offer you some great travel options... whether you...

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