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Maybe Someone Else Would Be a Better Father?

During my husband’s recent 20-year high school reunion, which I dreaded having to attend, we got to making some small talk with one of his old high school buddies, Anderson, with whom he hasn’t spoken in over ten years. Andy … read more

Napping – Not Just for Kids

I don’t know if the birds or bees do it. But cats definitely do it. So do many Europeans, as well as the Spaniards – who call it a siesta. I do it. My kids do it. It’s the ultimate … read more

Pregnancy: Doulas Don’t Just Give Back Massages

I used to think that doulas were an upper class luxury. I thought their main purpose was to be available to massage a laboring woman’s lower back, at a ridiculously high price. I was very wrong. After giving birth to … read more

Emotional Bullying at School

When we hear the words bullying at school, we think of children threatening each other physically, taking lunch money, knocking down books – -stuff like that. There is another type of bullying, and it’s not new. However, awareness of it … read more

Motivating Kids for the New School Year

Prepare Two Weeks Prior to the Start of School: Do nothing for two weeks before school starts. Seriously. Bore your kids so silly so that they will be excited to see friends and play at recess. Sounds manipulative? It is. … read more

Who Needs a Mentor? Everyone!

When I wanted to break into the internet business, I had no idea of where to start or who to turn to for direction. I knew that I loved writing and if there was a any chance that I could … read more

Things No One Tells You about Childbirth

Congratulations – you’re expecting! As a first time mom, you’ve probably already taken, or are planning to take, a whole roster of classes that range from Birthing to Infant CPR to Breastfeeding. While no class will fully prepare you for … read more

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