When your child comes home from college for the first long break, it's going to be a bit weird. It will, no doubt, be an adjustment for both you as a parent and them as a young adult. While...
Is family dinner is a thing of the past? With so many events for the kids in the evenings, it is tough to get everyone to sit together around the table for family dinner. Growing up, I ate dinner...
There is nothing quite as naive as a parent with a new chore chart. Do your eyes take on a new sparkle at the idea of your children actually contributing to the cleaning of your household? You think, “This will...
The roar the crowd when the home team makes a big play. High-fiving everyone close by who is wearing your team colors. The long bathroom lines. The $6 bottles of water. Ok, those last two aside, in my family, we are sports...
I’m currently sitting in my bedroom staring at my suitcase. There’s a pile of clean laundry next to the bag and I’m doing everything possible to get that bag packed without actually getting up to do it. Why? I’m...
October isn’t just about fall colors, PSL, or Halloween, it is also credit awareness month! While you may think your kids are possibly nowhere near ready to get a credit card or apply for credit, the time when...
My husband and I recently joked about not being invited very many places. The conversation kind of went like this, “Hey, remember when we were first married and we used to get invited places all the time?” “Oh man,...
Have you had days like this? It’s the 15th time you’ve helped your child pick up their toys and you realize a little too late that you need to vacuum. This goes double for me as we live with...
Growing up, you might say that I didn't experience the cookie-baking and warm hugs type of grandparent relationship. Unfortunately, both grandparents on my father's side were deceased by the time I was born. On my mother's side, I have...
I don’t mean to brag, but my parents are the best grandparents. Why? Because they give their grandchildren one gift. Time. Time is such a simple thing. Something we parents tend to gripe a lot about. It seems like there’s never...

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