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Of Mice and Liars

Trusting your children is easy when they’re little, but as they get older, as they develop their own moral compass and become their own people, it gets a little harder. When they look you in the eye and tell you what you want to hear, how do you know for sure that they are telling […]

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Earth Day

Don’t Forget About Earth Day

There’s no denying that we have many extra burdens to carry these days. COVID-19. Social distancing. Your entire 401(k) plummeting towards zero. But while we’re figuring out how to work from home while guiding our children through the ups and downs of distance learning, we shouldn’t lose sight of climate change and other environmental threats. Just […]

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holiday toy purge

The Post-Holiday Purge

There is a lawless, anarchic time that immediately follows the holidays. After a year of abiding by the rules of order, there is a fringe group, typically living on the outskirts of civilized society, waiting for their chance to show who they really are: Parents Who Detest Clutter. It only happens once the tinsel has […]

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temporary retirement

Temporary Retirement

I am sitting at the airport on my way home from four days visiting my grandfather in Florida. I feel rested and happy and I’ve come to a realization. There is something even better than a family vacation (or staycation), self care, a date night or girls’ trip. What a mom really needs to experience is […]

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puppy love

Puppy Love

Happy National Dog Day! In 2004, August 26th was set aside by animal advocate Colleen Paige to “bring attention to the plight of animals and encourage adoption.” Whether you adopt, foster, buy, or breed, having a dog in your family is a commitment to another living being not unlike the commitment we make to our […]

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