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Moms’ Night Out and the Chaos of Parenthood

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I was fortunate enough to marry a beautiful flight attendant. Marrying a flight attendant has benefits, the key one being free flights for the family. However, she is gone for a couple days several times a month. That means that it’s just me and the kids. One parent with … Continue reading…

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Your Daughter and the Reality of Teenage Sex

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It makes you want to go back to simpler times. The only thing to worry about was her tripping and falling. Those were the days when your little girl sat in your lap and you could make everything better with a kiss. Now you are on the other side … Continue reading…

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Adjust to a New School

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When I was in fifth grade my family moved states. I was a long way from my friends and the life I loved. The environment was different and I didn’t want to be there. The change was almost unbearable, in fact it made me physically nauseous. All I wanted … Continue reading…

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10 Tips for Teaching Excellence to Your Kids

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One of your most important tasks as a parent is to teach your children skills that will help them excel in life. According to Vicki Caruana’s book, Giving Your Child the Excellence Edge, parents play an integral part in determining if their children will succeed—not only in school, but in their future … Continue reading…

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10 Milestones to Manhood

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When I was fifteen, I got my driving learners permit. I could drive with an adult, but I wasn’t sure how soon I’d get the chance. That very day my dad told me he was going to visit my sister at college. He asked me to go. As we … Continue reading…

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