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9 Kid Approved Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

February is such a wonderful month! Love is in the air, my youngest son’s birthday, and Black History Month. Black History Month is not just a time for African-Americans to celebrate the accomplishments of their sisters and brothers, but a time for everyone to take a moment to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the African-American […]

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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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Why We Celebrate Cheesy Hallmark Holidays

It’s common knowledge that Hallmark and other companies like it make a fortune on “holidays”- both the traditional and more manufactured celebration days. The collective beef with these more commercial and manufactured holidays is basically the idea that “we don’t need another imperative to spend money on the people we love. We can tell them […]

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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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A Love Letter to My Little House

My Dearest,           We’ve only known each other for a little over 2.5 years, but I knew you were the one for me the moment we met. Actually, my husband did. He’s pretty good at seeing potential in people. And houses. We went through a lot to get you – an offer, a counter-offer, inspections, a […]

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Netflix and Chill – I’m Down With a Low-Key Valentine’s Day

My last Valentine’s Day was filled with Netflix and chill. Literally. I’m talking about Netflix and chill as in eating Hamburger Helper on the couch and binge watching Parenthood. Ten years ago I would have felt slightly gypped having a low-key unexciting Valentine’s Day. However, at this stage in my life I’m one hundred percent […]

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