How to talk to preschoolers (and get what you want)

How to talk to preschoolers (and get what you want)

A parent trying to get a cranky preschooler to cooperate with a routine task (such as getting...

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Surprising Post-Halloween Dental Care Tips

You wouldn’t think a dentist’s office and trick-or-treaters would have a common goal at this...

I love fall – and I don’t even drink lattes

I love fall – and I don’t even drink lattes

I’m a big fan of fall, and it has nothing to do with the pumpkin spice latte. Nothing against...

A House Full of Gravel

A House Full of Gravel

In my house, I sweep up gravel on a daily basis. It’s at the front entrance, the back door, and...

Shutting Off the Negative Inner Voice

Shutting Off the Negative Inner Voice

I can tell when I’m in a mental rut because my inner voice harps on me all the time. It defaults...

Dos and Don’ts for the Early Days of Kindergarten

Dos and Don’ts for the Early Days of Kindergarten

It’s overwhelming to be a kindergarten rookie. The good news is that kindergarten teachers and...

My Kids Are Scared of Dogs (Yes, Really)

My Kids Are Scared of Dogs (Yes, Really)

My two boys are scared of dogs. I thought maybe they’d grow out of it with time. They didn’t.

Enough With the Long Weekend Pressure, Already

Enough With the Long Weekend Pressure, Already

“Have you got big plans for the long weekend?”

Summer Tournament Survival Guide

Summer Tournament Survival Guide

A summer sports tournament is not the time to pack light. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot...

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