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Piñata Party

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“He’s so white! You need to Mexicanize him! Make sure he knows what a piñata is and a cascarón. He needs a tan. Does...

In parenting, turbulence is good

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When you look at old pictures of yourself, you may wince at your outfits and hairstyles. You may also see a reclusive turning away...

Parents of Seniors: Get Ready for February

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February is probably the most stressful month for students who have applied to college. They hear crickets from the colleges but the buzz among...

Around the Dinner Table

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When Little Red Riding Hood ventured into the woods, it was to share her dinner with her sick grandmother. When the Three Bears came...

Leap of Faith

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I was a formation skydiver in my pre-kid life, a hobby that in many ways prepared me for the exhilarating, dodgy and sometimes treacherous...

Mother, May I?

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“Waaaaaaah, waaaaaaah!  I want Auntie. I want Auntie,” is what I often hear when Lucas wakes from his nap. It is usually followed by...

9 Days, No Teens

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I ended 2017 with nine kid-less days. Nine days, no teens. In odd years, my children travel to Bozeman, Montana, to spend Christmas with...

10 Ways I’m Trying to Parent Differently in 2018

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I don’t believe in resolutions, because resolving involves a lot of pressure and commitment. But I believe that I ought to do certain things,...

Let’s be frank about Santa

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When is the right time to be real with your kids about Santa?  For the most part, I think they figure it out on...

The Habit of Giving

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This November is a great time to get your children into the act of giving. With so much death and destruction taking place in...