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My Worst-Case Scenario Handbook

Years ago, I discovered The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook.  This series of books reviewed how to land a plane, survive a killer bee attack, and other extreme situations.  However, at its root is the desire to know how to get yourself and those you love out of unpleasant and occasionally dangerous circumstances.  This has been […]

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How to Beat Those Summer Blahs

School is out. And you know what that means. I’ll give you a hint. “Mom, I’m bored.” The moment one of your kids even hints those words, you cringe a little. “You’re bored? You just rode bikes with your friends and swam in the pool for five hours.” “They left an hour ago, Mom.” Oh, […]

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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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