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A Son Has Gone to College, Leaving His Adoring Mother Behind…Wait, Did I Have Three Kids?

In March of this year, I had to get a root canal. I’d never had a root canal before and, in preparation, I interviewed every acquaintance I could get my hands on to figure out how awful it was going to be. I came to the following conclusion, expressed by many: “It’s not that bad.” Right. It wasn’t that bad—it […]

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Anything is Possible With…

Yesterday I was walking to a meeting and wondering—as I often do at 3:00 p.m.—how I was going to get through it. Not that I don’t completely love my job every waking minute of the day. But there is that midafternoon exhaustion that always seems to hit me like a wave. Weirdly, chanting “IlovemyjobIlovemyjob” does not make it go away. […]

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A Son Leaves for College, and Mom’s Life Miraculously Goes On

My oldest child, my firstborn son, went to college on Saturday. I say “went,” although my husband and I (and my two other sons, and my father-in-law-with-the-mini-fridge) dropped him off. I say “dropped him off,” although it was actually a slow separation, like a boat going down a ramp into the water and then gradually disappearing into the distance. And […]

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Use Your Phone to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Looking to score some deals on last-minute school supplies? Foursquare (the app synonymous with “checking in”) can help you save your (lunch) money with these offers specifically catered for back-to-school season. To unlock a deal, fulfill the below requirements and then show your phone to the store’s cashier: Best Buy: Spend $250, get $25 back when you check in and […]

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Bookmark This Blog: The Kid Should See This

In our July issue, we gave a shout out to one of our favorite new blogs—The Kid Should See This. Filled with incredible and quick (short attention spans welcome!) videos, you’ll want to add this to the list of sites you check frequently even if you don’t have kids. Here’s one of our favorite videos on the blog that shows […]

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Take a Nostalgia Break with Itch a Skitch

Itch A Skitch. That sounds suspiciously like Etch A Sketch, doesn’t it? Well, the site looks like it too, welcome to your new favorite afternoon time-waster. Simply use the arrow keys on your keyboard to create an Itch A Skitch masterpiece, or browse others’ “skitches” in the gallery. It’s going to take some practice to polish my Itch A Skitch skills, but […]

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Get a Free Children’s Book Every Month

Foster a love for reading from a young age by signing up to get a free children’s book in the mail each month until your child is 5 years old.

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Make a Hula Hoop Hideout via Apartment Therapy

I had no idea that my son’s hula hoop could double as a frame for the perfect hideout. Check out this article from our friends at Apartment Therapy. I love the idea of using it over a bed with netting (as seen here,) or for making a tent in the playroom. How clever! More on RealSimple.com: 11 Fun Things to […]

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Healthy Protein Sources for Kids via CookingLight.com

I am always on the hunt for new food ideas for my toddler, especially when it comes to protein sources. Admittedly, I have a very hard time breaking away from our go-to chicken meals each week. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have compiled a list of protein-rich recipes and ideas that will help your child grow to be strong and healthy. To read the […]

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1 Way to Make Your Lunch Better

I came across this post on TheKitchn this morning. And my immediate reaction (unlike several of their commenters): How great is this dad? Every day David LaFerriere, a graphic designer and illustrator in Massachusetts, hand draws something amazing and creative on his kids’ sandwich bags for their lunch. I’m completely blown away by his creativity and his dedication. Take a look […]

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