Saturday, September 01, 2018
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My youngest child has a flair for drama. She walks around the house, engaging in little conversations between herself and ... herself.

Monday, August 06, 2018
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Saturday, February 03, 2018

Nearly every time I pop my head into the world of mom blogging, I see the same darn phrase over and over again.

Saturday, December 02, 2017
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Experiencing life alongside little humans is a constant education.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
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More than 100 years ago, an American parenting expert named Sidonie Gruenberg popularized the idea of an allowance for children.

Monday, June 05, 2017
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Just about 12 years ago, we were gathered at a French restaurant. It was Bastille Day, so the music was loud and colors flashed as dancers moved between tables.

Monday, May 29, 2017
Monday, May 01, 2017
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In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to turn my column over to my kids. I asked them some questions about moms, and then I recorded their thoughts with as little prompting as possible.

Monday, April 17, 2017
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Talking to your teenager about risks associated with marijuana use can be challenging, especially since it’s become a part of our pop culture.

Sunday, April 16, 2017
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I recently said goodbye to a woman who has been in my life for close to 35 years from the same church pew where I said goodbye to her daughter 32 years ago.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
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These tasty hot dogs are perfect with spring coming. It’s a good time to fire up the grill and cook some Guacamole Chili Dogs.

Sunday, April 02, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
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Being a parent comes with its challenges, especially on the topic of best discipline practices. Conscious Discipline teaches parents to remain calm, model positive behaviors and the importance of giving kids choices.

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I have never been the kind of person who committed herself to working out in any gym setting. But I have found that there are some forms of exercise I enjoy. I like golf. I enjoy forms of Taekwondo and yoga. I learned this summer that I found kayaking on a lake to be very relaxing. And I walk.

Monday, March 13, 2017