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Reach Out For Help

One of my biggest strengths raising my daughter alone is my independence and ability to take care of all the things that go into running a household. But if I’m honest, this is my greatest weakness as well. Sometimes, as a single mom, you need help. And it’s okay. Using your resources makes you smart and, well, resourceful. We need to step outside of our comfort zone and … [Read More...]

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Is Spoiling Our Kids An Addiction?

More clues (as if we need them) that American parents have lost our heads: Slate and The Washington Post recently reported that American parents are now hosting birthday parties for seven-year-olds featuring enough presents for an orphanage, and milk chocolate facials, limousine transportation, and faux champagne for kids under 10. Separately – but maybe related -- … [Read More...]

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20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Kids

After seeing and holding the newest member of our family I've realized that there is nothing as pure, beautiful and amazing as the sight of a new born baby, but the smell, the smell of a newborn so lovely, so clean, it actually reminded me of the air in Oregon, strange I know, but it did. That wonderful smell was like a spell cast over me, it almost made me tell my … [Read More...]

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Why Our Daughters Need To Play More Video Games

Girls today are steering away from math, science and computers in record numbers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the percentage of women graduates in computer science is at a 39-year low.  In 2012, women in the U.S. earned only 19% of all math and computer science degrees (compared to 37% 20 years ago) and made up less than 25% of the workers in … [Read More...]