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Tips for Taking Your Kids Fishing

Tips for Taking Your Kids Fishing

Today’s guest post was written by my husband, Rob: I can trace many of my best qualities back to the trout fishing I did with my father and brothers growing up: my love of the ...

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Editing Your Life to Prioritize What Truly Matters

Editing Your Life to Prioritize What Truly Matters

I was just introduced to the concept of “editing your life”. On the surface, it’s an idea that really appeals to me. If my life can be edited, perhaps the chaos that defines most days ...

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Chanukah Traditions: The Great Latke Debate

Chanukah Traditions: The Great Latke Debate

It’s Chanukah time and I’m planning to have a few families over to celebrate. If you observe the holiday or have been to someone’s home who does, you know that there are three “must-haves” for ...

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Talking About 9/11 with Kids

  Turns out that by coincidence I’m going to be in NY this weekend with my kids. I’m heading there for an event on Thursday, and we decided to make a family weekend of it. ...

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Kindergarten Anxiety for Parents

Kindergarten Anxiety for Parents

My daughter is starting kindergarten in a couple of days, and I am – to put it mildly – starting to freak out. My son made the same transition 5 years ago and I was ...

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Child Care Challenges Ahead

We’re well into August and the back-to-school ads are already feeling old. I’m quite certain they start running right after July 4…I’m bracing myself for the Halloween ads to start. Most of my friends have ...

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Packing It Up

My family is headed to Canada tomorrow for our annual week at my in-laws. The flight leaves at 9 a.m., which means we need to check-in at 7:30, which means arriving to the airport at ...

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Modern Mom Has Mixed Feelings About Getting Rid of “No”

Trying not to say “no” was an interesting challenge…one that I whole-heartedly embraced albeit intermittently before throwing in the towel. Here’s how it went: It’s pouring rain outside. Daughter asks if she can open the ...

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Enjoying the Ride

I’m headed to New York for a one-day work conference. I have four uninterrupted hours on the train each way…eight hours I’ve been fantasizing about since I made my reservations. I came prepared with a ...

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Mom to Mom Challenge: Taking Time for Mom

It’s back…the Mom to Mom Challenge! You may remember a while back when Green Mom challenged the other moms to pack a waste-free lunch. This time around Modern Mom is challenging the other moms to ...

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