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Summer Vacation is Expensive: Your Guide to a Discount-Friendly Summer!

Summertime – warm weather, longer days, and the familiar cries of “Mom, Dad!  We’re bored!!” With that battle cry, parents everywhere shake their heads in disbelief that their kids can’t find anything to do with their 832 million toys.  But, let’s face it — the kids can only run through the sprinkler so many times before […]

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Once Upon a Time…

A long time ago, in a (not so) far away land, there was a young princess who lived a charmed existence. She was loved and celebrated, and the king and queen were always careful to assure her that she could be anything she dreamed. The princess was bright, kind, and capable. The princess was also quite slender. And though […]

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Maternal Care After Childbirth

Chances are that at one point over the past week, you have seen someone on your Facebook feed share an article about maternal death rates in the United States being the worst in the developed word. Read through one of them and you’ll probably learn several facts that will shock you. Like how the maternal […]

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Your Only Child Will Be Okay

Dear mom of the only child, Whether you have one child or a dozen children, family size is a very personal decision.  Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of the following when people explain why they do not want an only child: “I want to have another child because my son/daughter … ….should have a playmate. […]

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A Letter to the Dog

Dear Dog, I often wish you could speak English. If only to tell you that the FedEx man on our doorstep does not intend to murder me. Also, the biscuit from that nice lady at the bank window likely isn’t poisonous so please don’t dramatically drop it on the floor and then give her a […]

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Keeping My Daughters Healthy

  Sometimes on parenting blogs, as we write about the triumphs and tribulations of motherhood, we overlook the basic, yet quintessential role that mothers have in the lives of their children: to provide them with the basic necessities for their survival.  I’m not talking about just kissing their boo-boos and snuggling at bedtime; I’m talking […]

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