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Articles in A Day in the Life of Dad, April Blackburn, Mandy Cowley, Nicole Green, Kirsten Raby, Mari Walker, Ellen Mecholsky and May Guides

End of the Year Survival Guide

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Download this monthly guide to help you with End of the School Year Survival this year.... Read full article

Get a Life

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You used to never to be able to do anything at all without my help and now you have a “life?” What gives? Some things are starting to change in my life as my kids get older and start having their own things to do. It’s always been that there wasn’t a... Read full article

Tick Tock

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Ok, so I have told my daughter for as long as I can remember that when she turned 13, I was installing a countdown clock in her room that counted down till her 18th birthday, and that she had to be out of the house when that happened. No, I really do... Read full article

Dammit!

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Let’s think more about what we say and the unknown impact, and watch our mouths around your and my kids, dammit.... Read full article

Well, They're Back in School

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It could not come soon enough for me. With all the crazy times and changes going on in our lives these days, I needed some consistency. It’s been a rough year and a half with all the ups and downs, and are we better? Not better? Who can help with the... Read full article



How Far is Too Far?

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When I was a child, I left home for the day. I would run and play, but I knew to be home when the street lights came on. Today, I bet my kids don’t even know what a street light is, and if they do, I’m certain they don’t realize it goes on and off.... Read full article

Seal the Deal

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Seal the Deal I have found the secret to how to make more hours in the day, keep wife/mom happy, not have to do dishes every day, and save money. How, you may ask? Before I tell you, let me warn you that it is very addictive, and you may need to ... Read full article

My Dream Role: Being the “Yes” Mom

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Once upon a time, in a life not so long ago, I got a chance to play the role of a lifetime: the “yes” Mom.... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

I’m 38. What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?

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The only call I’ve ever felt certain of was the call to be a mother, and it’s specifically the call to be the mother of my two daughters, ages seven and three. But my professional call, what I’m supposed to be “when I grow up,” has been much murkier.... Read full article