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Parenting Expectations During Christmas

Holiday Traditions: Words of Wisdom

An experienced mother shares what she wishes she would have known about holiday traditions when her kids were young When my sons were little, I was so excited to live out my fantasies of being a great mommy who created Norman Rockwell-ish holidays. Since the time I was old enough to play with Barbies, I …

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Everybody Does Better with Family Meals

You know that family meals are important, and the research backs up what you know. Adults who have regular meals eat better, are healthier and are slimmer. Children and adolescents who have regular family meals do better nutritionally, socially, emotionally, academically and with respect to resistance to excess weight gain, drug abuse and early sexual …

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“I Want More Milk!”

I poured my daughter a bowl of cereal with PLENTY of milk. When she asked for more milk, I said, “No, you have more than enough.” Of course she started whining.  I went brain dead! She started screaming “I want more milk!!!” and I said in the sweetest, singsongy voice I could muster, “I know.”  …

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