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Nikki Mark

Blog Entries by Nikki Mark

"Don't Forget to Take Vacations!"

Posted October 27, 2011 | 16:51:22 (EST)

A wise man once told me and my husband that the one piece of marital advice he had for parents with young children was to take regular trips together, for two or three nights, without the kids. I'm here to share this advice with you because I follow it and...

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Posted October 5, 2011 | 16:00:00 (EST)

Every night before bed I read to my children. My six-year-old loves soccer, so we read any soccer book we can find with pictures. Most recently, we stumbled upon a book called The Beautiful Game by Tom Watt, which highlights the personal stories of international pro soccer players. After reading...

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The Morning Drop-Off

Posted September 28, 2011 | 17:39:12 (EST)

I knew the day would come. Two weeks after school started, reality set in and my first grader, who initially skipped off to school, started complaining and begging to stay home.

I knew once he was there he was fine, more than fine. All the parent volunteers told me...

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Earning Flexibility

Posted September 12, 2011 | 09:11:14 (EST)

As National Work and Family Month approaches, I can't help but think about some new ways to better juggle life. It's not a new question, but I think it's one that affects more and more of us, especially working moms such as me. How do we know if we are...

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