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Money Matters: Avoiding Entitlement and Encouraging Responsibility

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Teach your children the difference between wants and needs. It will leave a life-long impression and encourage responsibility in their adult life.... Read full article

Parents Need Friends, Too: How to Hang on to Friendships After Kids

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Maintaining friendships after your bundle(s) of joy arrive!... Read full article

How Far Should You Go To Respect Your Teen's Privacy

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Locking doors, whispering with friends, and mysteriously passing through the house—actions similar to that of an undercover operative and also commonly attributed to teenagers wanting to preserve their privacy.... Read full article

From Pre-Parties to Prom No Nos

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Prom is a rite of passage for many high-schoolers, and if they decide it is something they are interested in, we want them to remember it forever. However, we also want them to stay safe and show their good character.... Read full article

Why Airbnb?

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We had reached our Airbnb home for the night, a mid-century modern pool house with a stunning view of Malibu in all of its glory: the canyon and the ocean. Huge sliding doors opened to the marvelous sights..."Is this real life?" I asked. ... Read full article



Secrets for a "Sort of" Organized Home

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Keeping a perfectly organized house can be a challenge with small children, but you can easily have a "sort of" organized home.... Read full article

The House Can Wait, Your Children Won’t

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“The house can wait, but your children won’t” may not be my first tattoo, but it is most definitely my anthem in everyday life. ... Read full article

Taking Back Summer: The Benefits of Being Bored

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The pace was slow, but our bicycles were fast, and we rode them everywhere.... Read full article

Let's Get Moving: 22 Ways To Stay Fit Indoors

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In this age of computers, video games, television, and movies-on-demand, the old days of “Go outside and play,” become harder to digest for today’s children.... Read full article

A Special Solution To Sibling Strife

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They’d barely tumbled in the door from school when it started. “Mom! I called that seat first!” “Mom! She took two cookies and I only got one!” And there I was, jumping in to play referee...again. ... Read full article

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