My daughter's first year of college yielded some valuable lessons -- for both of us.
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I want my son to know that while I'm always there for him, I can't get inside his head.
Do your kids have chores, or do you think they are an out-of-date idea? Is paying for hard work a good incentive, or is it a blatant disregard for child labor laws?
A month ago, my soon-to-be 15-year-old asked if she could get a piercing for her birthday. "Sure," I said, distracted by work emails. I figured I'd fight this battle at a more convenient time.
When my baseball-loving son asks about Roger Clemens, what do I tell him?
Maximize use of the "Expectant Mother" parking spaces everywhere you can. Your window is small, much like your wife's bladder for the next few months.
As a mother who wanted -- and still wants -- her son to be happy, I always felt bad about how everyone perceived him, and tried to mold him into something he wasn't. That's until I decided to do something about it.
The video captured my son's school experience from kindergarten through fifth grade. Happy, smiling kids filled every frame, but there was one thing wrong: It was mostly all news to me.
At a baseball game recently, a mom friend and I were having a bout of witty banter that went terribly, horribly, irrefutably awry.
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