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Battling My 6th Grader’s Cell Phone-Mania

Middle school is a “magical time of human growth and transformation set against the backdrop of adolescent ups and downs,” as the principal of my daughter’s new school described it in his welcome letter. There will be hormones, there will be drama, and, I have come to learn, there will be cell phones. But not […]

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How to Be the Type of Parent that Nannies and Teachers Want to Work With

The nanny, daycare, and preschool hunts are intense no matter which part of the city you live. It is so overwhelming at times that you begin to prematurely stress about what the kindergarten admissions process will bring (and don’t even get me started on college). But there’s one part of the process I feel confident about – […]

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Use Summer to Shift Your Family’s Mindset on Homework and Academics

*This post is sponsored, but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses who we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers.  Parenting is not for the weary.  Raising kids from little hatchlings to young adults able to spread their wings and fly confidently out of our nest is not […]

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Family of Dragons

I’d like to share  a special story about a different type of family of Dragons other than the one watched on Games of Thrones.  Dragons are seen as symbols of strength, power, courage and the ultimate cosmic Chi. The Jabonero family is the epitome of what a Dragon Family represents. Their battle against cancer as […]

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Ode to Our Fathers

No card or movie or Lifetime special can truly capture what our fathers mean to us. Rather than focus on my own experiences, I wanted to write about what the other mothers found important too. What follows is a collection of lessons learned, musings, and memories about our fathers and our spouses. It is our […]

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Dear Husband,

In Honor of Father’s Day, this is a letter for all the husbands and dads out there who may not always get the “thank you” that they deserve… Just know that while we often forget, we moms have a lot to be thankful for!   Dear Husband, Thank you for rubbing my neck at night […]

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