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Why Don't We Watch TV Together Anymore-

Why Don’t We Watch TV Together Anymore?

Who else out there remembers watching TV with their parents? I sure do. There was “Remington Steele,” “Hart to Hart” and the bizarre yet enchanting “Beauty and the Beast” (starring a pre-“Terminator” Linda Hamilton) with my mom; “Magnum P.I.,” “MacGyver” and “The A-Team” with my dad. Then there were the lengthy and somewhat boring Sunday night […]

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GRANDMA

To Grandmother’s House We Go

Oh, how I wish it was just over the river and through the woods to our grandmother’s house. For us though, that’s simply not true. Our beloved TuTu lives deep in the heart of the Lone Star state, a whopping 1,200 miles from our Columbus home. Thankfully technology makes it easier than ever to stay […]

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HI! I'm an orphan. (3)

An Orphaned Mom

I’m young – 37. And I don’t have living parents anymore. I’m an orphan and I, of course, hate it. My friends have parents, why did mine have to die so young? (Commencing pity party…..). The Backstory….. In 2013, my dad passed away just four days after I told him that I was pregnant with […]

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Why I’m Raising My Sons to be Feminists

I have two beautiful, rambunctious, loving boys. My husband and I want one more child, but in a family where male grandchildren currently outnumber female grandchildren nine to one, I’d have to put my money on a third boy if I were a betting woman. And that’s okay with me. I love my boys, and […]

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Ten Types of Parenting Attention

After three years of parenting, I often find myself thinking about attention. Attention is a gift, perhaps the greatest gift. The quality of your attention says so much about who you are. How do you attend to your day, your family, your friends? Do you attend to the past, the future, or the present? As […]

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Four Holiday Games for Surviving Your Toddlers

The holiday season is stressful for everyone. As parents, we are buying gifts, baking cookies, wrapping presents, and trying not to kill our kids before Christmas. That’s why I bring to you four games you can play with your kids this holiday season. Chances are, you already play these games, you just haven’t been keeping […]

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