On the Importance of Recess

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At the beginning of every school year, I hear the same complaint from frustrated parents. Forget about the fact that a brand new school year can be … [Continue reading...]

How to Help a Suicide Survivor

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In case you missed it, please stop by the Huffington Post and read "There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide" It didn't take long for the negative … [Continue reading...]

Get Your Style On with Back-to-School Clothes at Target! ($300 Giveaway)

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  My daughter loves clothes.  LOVES clothes.  She changes her outfits several times a day and she spends time creating each look.  There are … [Continue reading...]

Shop at Target for Back to School and Help Students in Need

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Like many of you, I'm feeling sad because my baby is heading off to school this year.  It's kindergarten, and it's a short day, but still...my baby is … [Continue reading...]

Don’t Leave Your Kids in the Car…No Matter the Weather

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  Another child died yesterday after being left unattended in a parked car on a sweltering summer day.  This time in an affluent town in … [Continue reading...]

On Redefining Happiness…

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  The Making Caring Common Project released some very interesting research last week, and if you haven't seen it you should really take a … [Continue reading...]

Life Lessons from Dad

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I sometimes wonder what little bits of wisdom my kids will hold close to their hearts as they grow.  At 7 and 5, they are kind, loving, and … [Continue reading...]

On putting an end to “Boys will be boys”

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There's this saying in parenting and it kind of drives me nuts.  It's been around since I was a kid, and it continues to thrive today.  People use it … [Continue reading...]

Parenting Articles Worth Checking Out…

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If I haven't been here much, it's because I've been in other places!  Below are a few recent articles that you might want to check out... On Scary … [Continue reading...]

Common Core Stress? Advocate, don’t argue

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I admit it:  I was in hysterics when I read the answer that dad provided for the math question on the second grade test.  The question was not a good … [Continue reading...]