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Raising a Difficult Child

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 5:47 PM

I strive to be a great parent. I have moments of glory and others of massive doubt and worry. I constantly revisit the question, "what is a good parent?" And for every happy, proud moment, there are a thousand small deaths endured as a parent. I die a small death...

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Birthday Parties Go Back to Basics

(3) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 2:43 PM

I have four children and two of them have summer birthdays. They seem to get the short end of the birthday-party stick with very small parties or just celebrating with family. But now we are back to school and the birthday parties are starting up again. So I started thinking...

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Weathering Back to School Madness

(3) Comments | Posted August 18, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Well, we are surviving the summer with our kids. They enjoyed activities and camps, playing with friends, watching movies, and occasional sleepovers. We found cool water for swimming and delicious ice creams to eat. We had a few meals out and visited our favorite cousins.

But as I look out...

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An "Electronics Police-Mom" Goes Digital

(3) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 10:42 AM

Most parents I know set rules around how their kids use "electronic devices" and try vigorously to enforce them. In fact, it has become a point of parental pride to have a policy. It's like the new "my kids eat organic food" trend. Good parents set limits, limits, limits. I've...

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