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Our Complicated, Happy Family

“Can I ask you something?” she whispered, walking closer to me as I stood on her front lawn, waiting for…

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The Life You Have Versus the One You Think You Want

I have this terrible habit of going online and perusing the houses for sale in our area. I know it’s…

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Freelance Friday: When to Ask for Help!

“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things…

To the Son I Don’t Praise Nearly Enough

To my son, on his 11th birthday: A few weeks ago I had a minor meltdown while prepping a new…

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Remember: You are Always the Parent

My daughter Teagan went to preschool for two whole days in January. At three years old and the youngest of…

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Christmas in a Combined Family, Revisited

Four years ago I wrote a post about what celebrating the holiday season is like in a combined family. At…

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What You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Stepparenting (But Didn’t Want to Ask)

I’m a mom to five amazing kids – three biological, and two step. I love being a mom to all…

To the Baby of the Family: You’re Welcome

Teagan, today you turn three. You are the youngest in a combined family of five kids and, per conventional wisdom,…

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What is a Social Influencer?

In the past two or three years you may have noticed something new happening on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat…