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Then Versus Now: Free Range Or Zoo?

My daughter asked me to write a post titled “Then Versus Now” about the differences between rearing children today and 30 years ago.  But the thing is, I don’t think I reared my children much differently. I mean, there were superficial differences. I didn’t ignore my kids using an iPhone; I used a real book. […]

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A Thank You To My Forever Best Friend

Let’s face it, making new mom friends can be hard! Fortunately, I have some built-in old friends who are also mom friends. I have known my best friend since I was four. Over the years, we spent endless weekends together and crashed each other’s family vacations on fairly regular basis. The best part of having […]

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A Plea From a Teacher: the Summer Slide

It’s the end of the school year and you are one burnt out mama. You are tired of making lunches and checking backpacks. There is no more patience on reserve for nightly fights about homework and early morning battles over what to wear. You are exhausted. If we are being honest here, this teacher is […]

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