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WHY HAVE KIDS? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti Why have kids? Is this a question you’ve asked yourself time and time again? To many parents, this seems like a senseless, no-brainer question, but it’s a legitimate one at that. Parents as well as childless adults have been […]

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Do you find yourself forgetting important dates like your child’s school Meet-and-Greet or Open House? What about your 6th grader’s first band concert?  No, I’m not speaking from experience, silly. When you have multiple family members, it can difficult to remember important school dates, doctor appointments, what day each child’s extra-curricular activities are on, when […]

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My kids are 12 and 5 years old.  They love each other but aren’t the best of friends. I’m sure you understand if you have kids who are far apart in age.  My 12 year old hardly acknowledges that my 5 year old exists and when he does it’s often to correct her, poke at […]

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As a mom, you have enough to worry about. With soccer practices, science fair projects and getting dinner on the table, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your home’s security. But after helping the kids do their homework, you might want to do some of your own. After all, a security system can […]

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I can’t believe it but we have NEVER had a professional family portrait taken.  One of my all time favorite family photographs was one that my mother took of Tim, Sebastian and I (pre-Madelyn years) in front of the Christmas tree.  So, I printed a million of them and put them in Christmas cards.  I […]

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