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The Thing about a Strong Willed Daughter

My daughter has a stronger will than me. That’s saying something, really. She knows who she is, what she likes and what she wants. She also knows that she will not do anything she is not ready to do. We were recently reminded that she also will not take crap from anyone.  The First Email […]

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The Things My Kids Fight About

“Will you two please just stop fighting?!?” Some days, my kids argue so much that I’ve considered recording myself saying these words on repeat. Irritating as my kids’ fighting is, it’s also bittersweet because it reminds me of my own childhood and the dynamics of having siblings. As the oldest of three children, I occasionally (often) got into tiny […]

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Five Things I Won’t Stop Doing for My Kids

“Stop doing these 17 things for your kids right now, or you’ll fail to raise independent, successful human beings!” Parents have been inundated with these types of articles lately, and I’ll be the first to admit I have some habits that fall into the “naughty” category. Packing my kids’ lunches? Check. Cleaning up after them? Check. Making sure their […]

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The Year-End Review of a SAHM

My husband just had his year-end review at work. This is a scenario that is entirely foreign to me — in most of the jobs I’ve had, professional or otherwise, formal sit-downs with supervisors to discuss job performance, expectations and compensation were rare. These were concepts that were more likely to be communicated through passive-aggressive […]

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