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7 Things Your Kids Say You’re Getting Wrong About YouTube

Tue Sep 25 2018

My kids rarely watch TV. They get their entertainment from YouTube, and they aren’t the only ones. Dubbed The YouTube Generation, one estimate puts them in league with over one hundred trillion other young people who feel the same way. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Parenting Styles: Have I Overdone the Internet Safety Lectures?

Mon Aug 27 2018

We have all read the horrific stories of cyber-bullying, and it would destroy me to watch either of my kids being harassed online, or in real life for that matter. We talk about internet safety often—perhaps too much, it turned out. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Mama, Mama, Only Mama! Lara Lillibridge Discusses Book 2

Tue Jul 31 2018

Being a single mother means finding out you are stronger than you ever knew was possible. View at thedebutanteball »

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Why We Need Darkness in YA Literature

Thu Jul 05 2018

I buy books for my sons. I read reviews and get recommendations and thrust books into their hands and walk away. I don’t generally pre-read the books before I give them to the boys. When I do read them, I'm often surprised. View at only-mama »

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My Son is Starting High School as a 12-Year-Old and I’m Not Scared at All

Mon Jul 02 2018

OK, maybe I’m a little scared, I can’t lie. But overall, I’m a lot more comfortable with the idea than I ever imagined I would be. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Special Very Exciting Announcement

Sun Jun 24 2018

My next big thing. You don't want to miss it. It's so awesome I grew 3 pimples in celebration. View at only-mama »

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In Which My Cat Longs to Become a Feline Who Lunches

Mon Jun 11 2018

My cat has recently decided he wants to partake in daily lunch. Said cat is seven years old, and heretofore has never eaten lunch. I am uncertain who even informed him about the existence of lunch since he’s an indoor cat. Read more »

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Should You Send Your Ex A Father’s Day Card?

Tue Jun 05 2018

Kids aren’t the only people to give Fathers cards. Wives give them to their husbands, too. In perusing Father’s Day cards, I found several themes that I could relate to… View at modernparentsmessykids »

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How I became a Hockey Mom against my Better Judgement

Thu May 24 2018

I hadn’t intended on becoming a hockey mother. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Why Can’t The Kids Sleep In Their Clothes?

Mon Apr 16 2018

I see no reason why I can’t bask in the care-free freedom that dressing my children at night affords me, at least until they hit puberty and get stinky. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Parenting Styles: How 10 (or even 5) Minutes of Yoga Made Me a Better Mother

Wed Mar 14 2018

I’ve been told by many people that I should learn to meditate. I’m quite sure that meditation would release some of the tension in my shoulders and probably relax some of the wrinkles around my eyes, but that sitting still and emptying your mind thing is not one of my strong suits. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Writing Through Distractions of the Small Child Variety

Tue Jan 09 2018

Writing for me has always involved coping with distractions of the small child variety. Yet, I earned two college degrees and wrote over one thousand pages while mothering two small creatures over nearly a decade, and I like to think I didn’t do a half-bad job at either endeavor—at least so far. View at thedebutanteball »

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