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5 Parenting Lessons

5 Parenting Lessons I Did Not Learn from My Mother

Parents are well aware that there is no parenting handbook that provides you with the roadmap to guaranteed I-didn’t-screw-this-up-my-kids-are-perfect success. There’s also no way to predict what type of child you will have or what type of parent you will become. While my mother did her best to prepare me for some of the joys […]

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Ending Sibling Rivalry {book review}

In her new book, Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids from War to Peace, author Sarah Hamaker shows us how to put a stop to the bickering and foster cooperative relationships in our children. I've written about my struggles with sibling rivalry before, and while I knew that this is a real issue that many parents deal with, one of the most … [Read More...]

5 Parenting Lessons

5 Parenting Lessons I Did Not Learn from My Mother

Parents are well aware that there is no parenting handbook that provides you with the roadmap to guaranteed I-didn't-screw-this-up-my-kids-are-perfect success. There's also no way to predict what type of child you will have or what type of parent you will become. While my mother did her best to prepare me for some of the joys - and not so … [Read More...]

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Why I Regularly Invade My Teenager’s Privacy

Let me just state up front that NO I'm not an idiot, YES I do remember what it's like to be a teenager, and I completely understand that I will never know everything that my teen is up to. But, I've still gotta try. Now that we've gotten that out of the way... *let's move on* As a parent, there is a somewhat constant struggle over what … [Read More...]

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A Memoir That’s Close To My Heart {#RareBird Review}

Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love (Convergent Books, 2014) is a Memoir written by Anna Whiston-Donaldson who describes the life and loss of her son Jack who died in a freak flash flood. Click here to order your copy. *********** When I sat down to read Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love, I grabbed a box of tissue and attempted to … [Read More...]

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Behind the Scenes: Sisters Separated by a Decade

This post is a part of the Behind the Scenes link up where we show you photos – and tell the real story behind them. A sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the life behind it. Today, I am deviating from the normal behind the scenes format to talk about my relationship with my wonderful sister - who will be … [Read More...]

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I Had The Time of My Life at BlogHer’14

Before you ask yourself, the answer is yes. I'm totally singing the song, I've Had The Time of My Life, which appears at the end of everyone's all-time favorite movie, Dirty Dancing. That song is on repeat in my head as I write this awesome BlogHer Conference recap post. So I invite you to also play that tune as you read - in your head or on your … [Read More...]

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Are You Making This Mistake When Working From Home?

You awake a little groggy and rub your eyes before turning off the alarm clock. You drag yourself out of bed and go brush your teeth. While gurgling mouthwash you think to yourself “I really should take a shower and get dressed” but the reality is, you just don’t feel like it. You saunter over to your home office area and plop down at your … [Read More...]

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4 Ways to Step Into Your Feminine

Clueless note: This fabulous post is brought to you by Farnoosh Torabi, author of the forthcoming book, When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women, which is now available for pre-order. I love Farnoosh's advice about how to step into your feminine - especially about asking for his help even when you don't really need it. If you would … [Read More...]

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Behind the Scenes: Girl, You Know That’s Right

This post is a part of the Behind the Scenes link up where we show you photos - and tell the real story behind them. The Photo: The Story: It was a Friday night in November 2011. I had been through a long commute to and from work and was looking forward to a night out with the girls...and the guys too. We normally try to get together and … [Read More...]