5 Ways to Relieve Stress

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As we quickly approach the middle of summer break I have to admit that the pressure may be getting to me a little. Trying to balance working from home, keeping the household in order and of course trying to give my kids all the extra attention they deserve while home for the summer can make… Read more »

Parenting Styles

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It seems that you can’t read anything on the internet about parenting without reading some piece of advice about something we, as parents, are doing wrong. Of course, all these different parenting styles are labeled and thrown into the blogosphere for all to judge and argue about. Tiger Mom, Dolphin Mom, Lion Mom or whatever… Read more »

Who Takes the Late Feedings?

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There’s a new baby in the family and everyone is celebrating! But, lets get real, its not all baby showers, grandparent visits, and happy bliss. Theres those diaper changes, baths, & late night feedings too. Not to mention all the regular chores around home and probably a regular work schedule for at least one of… Read more »

When Are Grown-Up Movies OK?

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As my kids get older I’m getting more comfortable watching grown-up movies in front of them. Of course, I avoid movies with a bit too much sex and violence, and generally we keep our movie watching at a PG level (or PG-13 when it comes to all the superhero movie we love so much). I… Read more »

Shape-Ups For Girls?

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My son is 8 years old. He is in the 2nd grade and is surrounded by some of the most amazing little 8-year-old girls I could ever imagine. Not only are they all beautiful in a million different ways, they all have these amazing personalities. Some are quiet and hard to reach at first. But… Read more »

Is it time to lose the pacifier?

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We all have seen our own or others’ kids screaming and crying only to be immediately calmed by their mother’s quick response in getting that pacifier into their mouth! It’s like magic, but it can’t last forever… So when is the right time to get rid of the pacifier? Or as we like to call… Read more »

Baseball by the Bay

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal discussed a sad statistic in youth sports. Little League participation is dwindling. The 11.5 million kids playing Little League make it only the 4th most popular sport lagging behind basketball, soccer, and softball. The number of kids playing Little League across the country has been dropping steadily… Read more »