The Do-it-Yourself Project

Sometimes I wonder if my kids wish I had never learned to read.  I am constantly reading books about parenting and ways to improve our family life.  I then go into lengthy lectures about how best to apply the principles I’ve learned or, at least to start a conversation.  Mostly I get a ‘that’s nice,

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You Time

I recently ran into a mom while out shopping.  She looked remarkably put together, especially since I usually only see her at the gym, and seemed to be enjoying her recent Starbucks purchase.  As we were chatting she revealed that this was one of her two mornings during the week that she was kid-free.  Her

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Socks Can’t Save You

Remember those first few moments of terror when your newborn baby came home for the very first time?  Then there was that excruciating car ride with the car seat strapped in tight as the vehicle zoomed at sub-speed levels, crawling your way through the tenuous traffic and all the ‘crazy’ and ‘careless’ drivers who didn’t

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