Motherhood / Fatherhood

5 Tips for Safe Sleepovers

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Your child is asking whether she can sleep over at her friend’s house, but you’re not sure. Is she ready? Is her friend ready? And most importantly, is it safe? Sleepovers can be a wonderful way for children to experience different family situations and how they interact. Often, when staying at a friend’s house, your child... Read more »

5 Things to Never Say to a Chronically Ill Parent

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just write a letter to the world expressing everything we’re too polite to say, and that could just be the end of all our awkward encounters? Well, a gal can dream, right? Yet things aren’t usually so simple in real life. Actually, things tend to get quite messy... Read more »

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Neat Freak Mom vs. Messy Family: What to Do?

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I am a neat freak. My husband is not. You would think that we would have had at least a one in four chance of producing one child who took after me. Unfortunately, this is not the case. All four of my kids are, well, untidy, a kinder gentler way of saying “slobs.” They don’t... Read more »