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Heard From the Backseat: Episode 8

My son had a birthday/sleepover to attend this past weekend. He was over-the-moon excited for it. Now, like any parent would do, I reminded him as we drove there to be on his best behavior. You know, use good manners, etc. It’s what parents do. And of course his response was half an eye-roll with… Continue reading Heard From the Backseat: Episode 8

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We Did Something Right In This Parenting Gig

Being a parent is hard. You’re in charge of raising these little humans and turning them into kind, functioning adults. Most of us are just skating through and hoping we don’t screw up. Sometimes you’re not even aware you’re screwing up. It’s when your kid does something thoughtful without being prompted that you realize that… Continue reading We Did Something Right In This Parenting Gig

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The Time I Took Video Games Away

The minute the words escaped my mouth I cringed. I started to panic. What was I saying? This would be a punishment for me as well. Why did I say it? I declared “No video games for a week!” A WEEK! Now I HAD to follow through. Oh, it was going to be torture, not… Continue reading The Time I Took Video Games Away