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Meeting Pete Carroll

For a little background on this story and how I ended up connecting with Pete Carroll in the first place, see this post and then this one. We arrived at Seattle Seahawks headquarters on Monday at 1:15—fifteen minutes early for my meeting …

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Identity Theft and Privacy Concerns for Mothers

Someone has stolen my identity. And the real kicker is, I know exactly who it is. This ragamuffin threesome has taken my name and replaced it with a handful of generalized nicknames. I’m no longer “Annie.” Now I am “MOM!” “MAMA!” …

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My Kid Isn’t Rude—He’s Just Shy

The kids and I arrive at our friend’s house and are greeted warmly at the door. I smile and say, “Hi, guys!” Our girls chime in with “Hello!” and a cheerful “Good morning!” Our son slides in and says nothing. My friend …

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10 Parenting Books to Match Your Mood

WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE TURNING INTO A NAGGING WITCH . . . If I Have to Tell You One More Time…: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids To Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling  by Amy McCready I …

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Why You Should Never Make Assumptions Based on Appearances

These three stories illustrate why you should never make assumptions about people—especially parents—based on what you see or hear. 1) “The SuperSized Coke and a Pack of Smokes” When the kids were younger, I took them to morning swim lessons at our local pool. One morning, while …