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10 Signs your babysitter is a DUD

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Book Review: Order of Seven By Beth Teliho

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Order of Seven by Beth Teliho is a dazzling and thrilling story of mystery and self discovery as told through the female protagonist, Devi Bennett, a teen with fascinating supernatural powers. With the help of her brother Nodin and friends, the teens work together to peel back the layers of a good old fashioned mystery to discover […]

I’m not ready for kindergarten

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What are you spending for back to school shopping?

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My son is entering kindergarten in less than two weeks. *dramatic pause* While we keep him clothed and shoed (shoed?) with fairly nice threads already, my husband and I decided that our kid should have school clothes that stay clean and separate from his let’s-run-through-mud-and-catch-frogs clothes. So, like any reasonable person I made a list and went shopping at a […]

Back to School Tip: Getting rid of head lice

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How To Clean Your House In 10 Easy Steps

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My mother-in-law once told me that trying to clean a house as a mother is like trying to clean in a hurricane: it’s kind of pointless. She was right. Cleaning my house these days requires several things: deep reserves of patience, bucket loads of energy, a severely short term memory (to instantly forget the frustration […]

5 Tested parenting hacks for a successful timeout

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My kids can be real turds. There are many moments in a day when I find myself wanting to threaten a timeout, but I bite my tongue and find more clever ways to get my kids to behave because let’s face it, timeouts do not work. Not only does it create supremely grumpy children, but […]

Book review: Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel will leave you captivated

BOOK REVIEW: Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel will leave you captivated Click To Tweet Released in April 2015, Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel is a captivating memoir that traces the heartbreaking story of how the author and her two siblings survived abandonment, neglect, and abuse. After their mother disappears, six-year-old Heather, […]