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Instead of M&M’s, Kids Need More N&Ns – AKA: My Kid Hates When I Say “No”

One day when I took my young son to Burger King, he wanted something he couldn’t have and I said no. It didn’t work out well for either of us.  What he wanted was “white pop” (known to older kids as Sprite). I was OK with that. I held the cup to the Sprite label …

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Popsicle vs. Poopsicle: your ticket to better dinner conversation

It’s possible that dinner conversation is not quite what you had dreamed of. I had fantasies of a happy family gathered around, politely eating a meal that they appreciated and each person happily chatting about their day, one at a time. If you have that, congratulations. You have my respect. If that is still just …

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Let’s Be Real About New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where many decide they will make resolutions to be better in the new year.  Many will make lofty or unrealistic resolutions and within a few days or weeks will not achieve them.  Not because you didn’t want to accomplish or achieve that resolution, but because …

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Take Care Of YOU This Holiday Season

The holiday season for many is the most wonderful time of the year marked by friends and family gatherings, holiday parties, smiling faces of shoppers at stores, and young children in awe of the magic of the season.  However, the holiday season for many is a time of the deepest loneliness and this season can …

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What I Learned About The Holidays From The Secret Moms Club

There’s a secret club of moms who have learned all sorts of important mom-things and they are not sharing their wisdom with the masses! I am making it my mission to track them down, spy on their meetings and disseminate any valuable information I can gather. At the Secret Moms Club meeting in early December, …

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Celebrate an Inclusive Halloween That’s Fun for All Kids

It’s that time of year, when pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes are abundant. The weather is cooling off and the Halloween costume stores are officially open. The anticipation for what can be one of the best nights in a child’s life is about to happen: Halloween! The one night that you get to go door-to-door, …

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