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Beyond the Classroom:  Assessing your child’s educational experience

Beyond the Classroom: Assessing your child’s educational experience

Many factors outside or beyond the classroom impact your child’s educational experience as well. As you assess your child’s school, take a close look at some of the assignments and activities she is expected to do outside of school. Look closely at a series of…

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Top 10 Way to Embarrass Your Kids

Top 10 Way to Embarrass Your Kids

Suffice to say that there will come a day (if it hasn’t come already) that you are no longer Super Parent Extraordinaire. You will become, well, Super Parent Please-Disappear. Those sweet, cherubic giggles will be replaced by exasperated moans. And those adoring, wondrous eyes will…

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Granny’s Pearls of Wisdom

Granny’s Pearls of Wisdom

I lost my mother last year on Thanksgiving. I would say that I was lucky to have her for even a short time, but I wasn’t. She left my sister and I at a school book fair when I was five, and we grew up…

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Time…or lack thereof

Time…or lack thereof

The Earth circles around the sun 365 and ¼ times per year creating 365 days in a calendar year.  Of those 365 days I see my kids pretty close to half of them which amounts to about 182 days. Not too bad…I, as a divorced…

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DAD, I want to play a sport

DAD, I want to play a sport

When I signed up to be a dad I knew there would be small challenges.  I knew I would be at some gym or park now and then watching my kids kick a ball or batting or shooting hoops.  I knew I would show them…

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5 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care

5 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care

Parents are on the front lines of caring for others all day, every day and without making self-care a priority, we can easily burn out.  When a parent hits burn out, the whole family suffers, so it’s crucial to make sure self-care happens. So often,…

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Step Away From The Sugary Drinks

Step Away From The Sugary Drinks

This week, Burger King announced that it will no longer display soda as a choice in kids’ meals, instead offering milk or 100% juice. While this is a huge win against restaurants plying kids with sugary drinks outside the home, most children are being given…

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On Turning 3-9

On Turning 3-9

So, as of Friday the 13th, I’ll enter the last year ever of my 30’s. Oddly, I keep forgetting that I’m turning 39 and have in my head that I’ll be 40. Oh dear, is senility kicking in already? I hope it’s just that I’ve…

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Dearest Fifth Baby…

Dearest Fifth Baby…

Dearest Fifth Baby, Today was your due date. Today was a day intended for celebration. Today, we went to church, spent time with family and visited a friend’s new house. Today did not include your birth.  27 weeks ago, during a routine ultrasound we were…

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Meet Modern Dad, Matt Harris

Meet Modern Dad, Matt Harris

When he isn’t co-hosting the wildly popular Matt & Ramona Show on 107.9, Matt Harris is the father of two girls and husband to wife, Amy. When he isn’t making people laugh on the air, he finding joy in the little things like having his…

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