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What I Learned From A Botched 1st Birthday Party

The following is a guest post by Amanda McClellan. Check her out at Moms Making It Happen. It was a day I’d been excited about, planned for, and mapped out in my head for at least 8 months or more. I had a perfect vision of what this 1st Birthday Party would look like. I had thought about who would be there and the fun my youngest daughter would have being the center of … [Read More...]

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Does Participation in Sports Keep Teens Out of Trouble?

Participation in sports can help keep teens out of trouble, though it's not guaranteed. Teens who participate in sports tend to have less time to get into trouble. In better physical shape than their sedentary peers, they tend to pay more attention to nutrition than kids who don't play sports. Teen athletes also tend to do better academically and may get a boost in … [Read More...]

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Six Reasons to Have Six Kids

When people hear that I have six kids, the reaction is usually entertaining. Sure, there are some days when I wonder what I’ve gotten myself into, worry about the world they’ll inherit, and/or consider the environmental footprint of a family like mine. But most of the time I just celebrate how awesome it is to have six kids. Here are a few reasons why: 1. It’s … [Read More...]

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Will Divorce Screw Up My Kids?

Reader Unhappily Married writes: After years of unhappiness in my marriage, including fights, lack of communication, and feeling that my husband does not value me, I am strongly considering divorce. In my mind we have tried everything, including more than one attempt at couples counseling and reading self-help books. My husband tells me this will harm our children, now … [Read More...]