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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 …

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How Not to Bonk in the Marathon of Motherhood

I’m not a marathon runner. But I am a mother, which is pretty much the same thing. Motherhood is like the ultimate marathon—long, grueling, exhilarating, and (at least according to those nutty runners) worth the pain and effort. Interestingly, if …

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Letting Go

I remember the first time you grabbed my thumb with fierce but impossibly tiny fingers. You held on as if you’d never let go. After that, you grabbed at everything. Toys and teething rings, computer cords, cats’ fur, my hair. Let …

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What ACTUALLY Makes Motherhood So Hard

People say motherhood is hard for good reason. Fussy babies, sleep deprivation, excrement, whining, bullying, sex offenders, driver’s ed, college tuition . . . the list of parenting worries and woes is as endless as those restless newborn nights. But when you boil …