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what are parenting fails and can they signal success
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Parenting Fails: Cutting the Amazon Prime Cord

They say don’t worry. The infant stage will pass. You’ll make it through the terrible twos and chasing a pre-schooler. Oh, the teenage years go so fast and then you’ll get used to being an empty nester. They say it will be easier…Public Service Announcement…IT DOES NOT GET EASIER! Yes, the manual labor stops and it should be a period of pure happiness for your…

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how to support your stressed out college kids
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5 Ways To Support Your Stressed-Out College Kids

College in itself is very stressful. Add to it social stress, internship applications, living arrangements, not having mom’s cooking, lack of sleep…and you’ve got very stressed-out college kids. If you’re like me, all you want to do is run there and give them a big hug, but we can’t or at least, shouldn’t! Even if you live in driving distance or the same town you…

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what to do in NY during the holiday nybg holiday train show
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New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show

UPDATE 2017: The train show runs 11/22/17 – 1/15/18. I went this year and can totally say it is magical and well worth the effort. Arthur Avenue is not far away so you can head over for some authentic Italian food after the train show. Once the temperature starts to drop, it gets tricky to find indoor activities appropriate for all ages. The New York Botanical Garden’s…

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should we be blaming millennials or the parents
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Can We Stop Blaming Millennials People?

Millennials are mainly children of Baby Boomers and some Generation X.  They are 18-35 years old and they are my children and the children of my peers. We raised these so called Millennials and the fact that the world is complaining about and blaming Millennials implies that some of us did not do our jobs well. Does this mean the Baby Boomers and Generation Xers…

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in Kids & Family, Omaha, That's Life

Life As An Athlete’s Mom: Powering Their Dreams

Life with a swimmer or diver in our house has a lot of challenges. Even now that our diver is off diving for Brandeis University, we still have day-to-day routines we do to make his life easier. I was recently asked to reflect on my life as a swim/dive athlete’s mom and my thoughts of supporting Team USA and the Olympic Games by SheSpeaks and…

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why you still need your college aged kids
in Kids & Family, Omaha, That's Life

4 Reasons Why Your Children Should Never Leave Home

We spend our lives as parents raising strong, independent kids who go off to college or off on other adventures for the next step in their lives.  It’s the American Dream right?  Well, it really sucks when they head off to college. You miss them, they don’t “need” you as much, and they often move far away. But, I miss them for another reason… There…

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teens and drinking when they travel
in Fabulous Finds, Kids & Family, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Talking to Teens About Drinking When You Travel and It’s Legal

It happens. Kids grow up and then they are 18 and legal to drink in many countries where you may travel. The summer after my twins turned 18, they traveled to Europe and India together and were legal to drink. As they were staying in small hotels and hostels, we knew they would be asked regularly if they wanted a drink and so, we knew…

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