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It’s “Snip-Snip” Time

Do you remember your first thought after you discovered you were pregnant for the first time? I remember the surprise and excitement mixed with fear and denial. Because even though I was married, our first child wasn’t planned. However, when we saw those two pink lines and discovered I was pregnant with our second child, […]

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On the Move: Tips for Moving with Kids

If moving and relocating weren’t such ubiquitous aspects of today’s society, my first tip for moving with kids would be: DON’T DO IT. Ever. For any reason. Think: packing for a family vacation on steroids. Your belongings are literally flying out of boxes as quickly as you’re putting them in. And while your little ones […]

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30 Ways to Connect With Your Teen

Believe it or not, some day that child who sits in the back seat and NEVER SHUTS UP may become a blank-faced teen staring out the car window. You may only get one-word answers to your concerned and fretful mom questions. I know I was taken by surprise when my chatty-Cathy kid changed overnight under […]

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The Other Side of the Camera

I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old daughter play with a book, studying each page, muttering sounds as if reading. Books are her favorite. This afternoon though, I […]

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