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Tips And Tricks To End The Homework Struggle Once And For All

Getting your kids to do their homework can be an uphill battle. Dr. Shimi Kang gives some tips on how to set healthy, manageable homework routines. READ MORE

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  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    I Have A Running Problem…

    Are you a runner? And not the kind on a treadmill. I have a running problem. Not the kind of running problem that happens when you’ve been logging in 18 miles a day and develop shin splints, but then power through the pain even when a...

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    Please Don’t Give Up On My Kid: An Open Letter to My Son’s Teachers

    Dear Teachers,

    It’s that time of year again.

    It comes every winter with the first snowfall. I can read it between the lines of the emails you send letting me know my son’s failing every subject. I can hear it in the exasperation when we speak on the phone and you carefully craft your sentences, trying not to let on that you have no more solutions and have run out of patience. You’ll never say the words out loud but I see them there behind everything you do say: you’re giving up on my kid. READ MORE

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    Holiday Hump Day Cocktail: The Grinch

    (In as deep of a voice I can manage.) You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really, are a heel! You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grii-iiinch! I L-O-V-E that song. I think it’s a combinatio...

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  • Jessica Garvin

    How To Sort The Candy Loot

    It’s here. It’s happening. That cute little plastic pumpkin and glow in the dark goblin bag have been played with and toted around your home for weeks and now, it’s time. The time when all kids go a little cray cray over the mere thou...

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    Tourette’s

    I remember watching Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and laughing hysterically when Deuce picked up a date (played by the lovely Amy Poehler) who happened to have Tourette Syndrome. In the particularly funny scene, Amy goes on a profanity laced tirade...Read More
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    This Heart-Meltingly Cute Video Of A Little Girl Meeting Her Newborn Sister Will Make Your Week

    If you weren’t sure by those curls alone that this little girl was the cutest human on the planet, this video of her meeting her newborn sister for the first time will convince you. ...

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  • Karen Johnson

    Summer Camps: What The F*#$%?!

    I am often reminded about the many luxuries 21st century moms have that make our lives easier than the lives of our mothers and grandmothers. Like, for instance, my mother did not have a baby monitor — not even one with JUST sound. A ...

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    The Hallows of Homework Hell

    When I think back to homework during my childhood. I normally remember how much it seemed I had. I remember that more than talking back and forth between a parent and me. I was doing my homework. They were doing...Read More
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    Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pudding

    Let me get this straight. There’s dark chocolate, booze, and this is all mixed up in a sweet chocolate pudding? Hell yeah! This pudding is pretty rich, but it’s hard to stop eating. After you’re done, you’ll be able ...

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    How To Create Your Own Home School Curriculum

    When I began my home schooling journey I was overwhelmed by the incredible number of curricula available.  I had no idea where to start.  If you are there, please check out this book by Cathy Duffy. Choosing a curriculum is risky business. ...Read More
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    Father Daughter Duet

    Something about father daughter duets make our hearts melt (here’s another favorite). This rendition of...

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    They Never Saw It Coming

    This kid is going to grow up to be trouble with a capital “T”. ...

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    Shimi Kang

    A Case For Parenting The Dolphin (Not Tiger Mom) Way

    I just accomplished my childhood dream of becoming an author, but my mom won’t be able to read my book. She never went to school, so she can’t read. Because of this, she never hovered over my homework and didn’t even know I applied to medical school when I was 19. She didn’t read any parenting books or blogs either. My mom parented me (and my four siblings) simply with what she felt in her gut was right for her kids and family. Like most parents of her generation and those that came before her, my mom raised her children by looking and listening to her parental intuition. READ MORE

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    Top 5 Award Winning Movies To Re-Watch This Summer

    Need a break? Us too! Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we have to be active and running around and outside all the time.  For those days when you just need to take two hours in the dark with a great movie, we made this lis...

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    Sneak In A Workout and Entertain Your Kids at the Same Time

    We know how hard it can be to squeeze a workout into a busy schedule and when you add kids to the equation it becomes exponentially more difficult! Thankfully there are ways to keep your kids entertained and sneakily do some cardio at the ...

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