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Living Divorced

I’ve just spent more hours than I care to admit researching, installing, and troubleshooting the “best” parental app for my youngest son’s phone. The app that worked on the two older teens’ phones didn’t work on my youngest son’s phone. Isn’t that always the way? I am not tech savvy, so a task like this […]

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Unusual Christmas Traditions

Part of what makes Christmas so special are the traditions we uphold. From Christmas Eve pajamas, putting up the tree Thanksgiving night, setting cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer, we all love to participate in the activities that inspire joy, laughter, and memorable moments of just being together with those we love. […]

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Helping Your Introverted Child Make Friends

  It can be quite confusing if your happy-go-lucky child suddenly begins behaving differently in public than at home. He might become withdrawn even when you know he’s had a terrific time at a friend’s house. She is reluctant to enter into a group of peers where before she had no qualms. Maybe, your child […]

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The Sisterhood of Friendship

“You know what the secret is? It’s so simple. We love one another. We’re nice to one another. Do you know how rare that is?” — Ann Brashares, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants     Perhaps you’ve seen the movie or read the book, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (After many summers together, four high […]

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Throwing a Fantastic Garden Party

  Warmer weather has all of us thinking of spending more time outdoors. What better way to celebrate than with a garden party? Here are a few tips and recipes that will help make your planning easier and your party the best it can be. Decisions, Decisions Decide on a Theme Want to celebrate your […]

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Organizing Hacks for the Busy Mom

I like having a neat and tidy house, but I dislike the work it requires. I have teens to help shoulder the load, but that doesn’t mean I am not interested in just about every organizational hack that comes down the pike. Here are a few interesting ideas I’ve come across and intend to implement […]

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Kid-Friendly Pranks for April Fool’s Day

“April Fools!” What fun your kids have shouting that phrase! Wanna have some fun too? Here are a few kid and parent friendly pranks that I’ve gleaned from across the internet. From the day’s beginning to the end, we’ve got you covered with pranks.  Enjoy! Morning Pranks Tower of Solo Cups: After your child goes to […]

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