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The 5 Stages of Wifey Leaving You (Alone with the Kids While She Regains Her Sanity)

Our guest dad writer, Jason, shares The Five Stages of Wifey Leaving You Alone with the Kids While She Regains Her Sanity.  1) DENIAL. It can’t be the weekend already. Tonight can’t be the night where she hangs with her friends. “Honey…is tonight the night you are meeting your friends?” “Yes.” No worries they will cancel. […]

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A Parent’s Guide for Volunteering at School

If you are active in your child’s school and are present, your children see that, they know you are interested in them and their day to day. You get the opportunity to spend a little extra time with your children, too! You have the opportunity to share with the classes, help out a teacher, and interact with other parents. My kids have always had awesome […]

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When Parents Live in Fear of Their Children (I’m Looking At You)

I’m not talking about Children of the Corn here (hopefully), but I think it’s safe to say that all parents live in fear of their kids to some degree. Yes, we all worry about them getting hurt or having their hearts broken; I’m not talking about that either. Sure, they’re cute and silly and funny and we […]

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The struggle is real.

Me, 3 Kids and Tampa Bay

The other day my husband came to me with the most horrific news I’ve ever heard. He said he had to work all weekend. Saturday AND Sunday – 9 to 6 No. No, no, no, no, no! That would leave me, alone, with our 3 children ALL weekend. First, I cried. Then I plotted his […]

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Instead of Time-out: 8 Practical Alternatives to Create More Connection in Your Family

When I was the parent of a young child, I was a time-out junkie. I didn’t want to hit my son for his misbehavior and I didn’t want to yell at him, so I needed some tools to help me. Time-out seemed like a gentle alternative and it served me well as a positive step […]

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