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5 Ways to Work Blogging into Parenting Life
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5 Ways to Work Blogging into Parenting Life

buy isotretinoin from uk Blogging and summer vacation don’t mix – or at least they don’t for me. The same seems to be true of some of my favorite bloggers because I have seen a noticeable downturn in blogging as the days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere wear on. My usual weekly stint here is […]

Parenting Lessons from Minecraft
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Parenting Lessons from Minecraft

Kundla Playing Minecraft with my kids tested me in ways that surprised me and I had to relearn a few very valuable parenting lessons.

Surviving Summer
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Surviving Summer

We are only three weeks into our summer vacation and we have already had some hard days – one last week that ended in tears (mine) – and I’ve realized the issue is our different expectations of summer.

Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing
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Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing

As we approached the surf shack, my eight-year-old son B looked over his shoulder at the ocean and said, “I can’t wait to wipe out!” “That’s a great attitude,” I chuckled. After a fifteen-minute, on-land surf lesson, B waded into the water with his cousin M and two instructors: one […]

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What a Difference a Decade Makes

Levi met the new neighbors first, a young Japanese mother and her 2-year-old son, her first-born and only child, walking down the street. Being the dog-reborn-as-boy in the family, Levi trotted out to the sidewalk wagging his tail to greet new playmates and sniff crotches (metaphorically of course). The little […]

How Many Moms Does She Have?
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How Many Moms Does She Have?

One girl looked at me and asked, “Who are you?” I said, “I’m Zeca’s mom.” She squinted her eyes and said, “How many moms does she have?”

5 Wishes for the Sick Single Parent
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5 Wishes for the Sick Single Parent

So, you are sick. And you are a single parent (or temporarily solo parenting). This is the worst. I know. I was there last week (with my toddler). In the spirit of the recently recuperated, here are my five hopes for you: 5. I hope that your kiddo is old […]

Taming Vesuvius: The Power of Three (or Ten) Breaths
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Taming Vesuvius: The Power of Three (or Ten) Breaths

Sometimes, we have to calm an upset child when we’d rather be binge-watching The West Wing.

Seeking Medical Care for Our Children
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Seeking Medical Care for Our Children

How do you decide when something is serious enough to involve your child’s doctor?

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Leaving Children Home Alone

Our boys are ten and seven years old, and I confess that I have left them at home unattended for short periods of time. It all began when Asher, our older child, stayed home from school with a fever. He planted himself on the sofa to watch television having little […]