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  • Dear Kids, VOTE Dear Kids, I’m writing to you because you are old enough to know the truth. Actually, you aren’t. You are innocent children who deserve a childhood without fears and nightmares. But the truth is unavoidable, and at this moment there is nothing else I can say. So here it is. I cannot protect you from a gunman. ...
  • After 29 Days, Here’s How I am Really Surviving the Quarantine with My Kids My friends Noel and Michelle and I like to celebrate our birthdays at the beach or out for lunch. This wasn’t possible so we put together a little social distance party for Michelle’ birthday this year. My family, just like millions across the globe, has been in quarantine for 29 days. In the beginning I wrote a ...
  • 9 Series to Watch With Your Tweens And Teens When You Have Nothing but Time (like during a quarantine) I love having a show to watch with my kids. It’s not just fun to watch with them. These shows bring up important issues to discuss and provide lots of funny inside jokes. Despite the bad rap for screen time, watching shows brings us together and closer. There is no better time to start a ...
  • How to Survive Being Quarantined with Your Kids during Corona Virus or Natural Disaster How to Survive Being Quarantined with Your Kids during Corona Virus or Natural Disaster by admin | Mar 10, 2020 | Uncategorized With massive numbers of school closures beginning across the county, it’s important to have a plan. Most kids and their parents are not accustomed to 24/7 exposure for weeks on end. Here are some ways to get through with your ...
  • #StrangerKindness, Are You In? During the holiday season, we all tend to give a lot to our family, our friends, maybe our neighbors and our coworkers. That’s all good. But the thing is there are lots of people who don’t enjoy this time of year. It’s expensive. It can be extraordinarily lonely. It is often stressful with all the ...
  • Teaching Adulting Isn’t Always Easy Lately I’m considerably more conscientious about preparing my children to successfully launch into adult life. Maybe that’s because my children are 13- and 16-years old and college is around the corner. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen in my practice and in the literature that young people are just not as ready for real life when ...
  • Let’s Rebrand the Teen Years Google the word “teenagers” and a plethora of How to Survive Your Teenagers articles will appear. The memes and GIFs are endless. Sometimes they are funny (really funny). But mostly they just drive home the point that teens are unbearable beings that have no manners, roll their eyes in disgust and treat their parents without ...
  • The Best Sports Parents I love to watch my kids play sports. I love watching water polo. I love flag football. I love the fast pace of the basketball games. I even love the boring (sorry, it’s true) baseball games. I don’t care if my kids win. I don’t particularly care if they play that well. As a parent, ...
  • Fortunately Fortunately, my daughter finally learned to hold her own sippy cup. Unfortunately, my milk dried up. Fortunately, my son started to walk then run. Unfortunately, now he runs away from me every chance he gets. Fortunately, I’m soaking up my son snuggling quietly on my shoulder. Unfortunately, it’s only because he’s teething and miserable. Fortunately, my daughter started preschool, and I ...
  • I’m Sick of Jade Eggs, Juice Cleanses, Essential Oils and Honest/Organic Everything It would be difficult to find a human being out there who wouldn’t support offering modern mothers an opportunity for a little self-care. There’s nothing wrong with a mani-pedi or a mid-afternoon coffee with friends. I can’t quarrel with a girls’ weekend away or a sacred nightly bubbly bath with a candle and some calming ...

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