Family

Family. They make big messes. They make lots of noise. They drive you crazy. They make your house a home. And you wouldn’t have it any other way. Here are a few of my most popular posts about the joy and chaos of family life.

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Why You Should Take The Summer Sex Challenge

Do happy couples have more sex? A recent study shows that the answer to that question is yes. The study reported that there was a big gap between the frequency of sex between unhappily married couples (3-4 times a month) and happily married couples (11 times a month). But just as there are many factors […] Read more…

Is It Bullying Or Just Bad Behavior

Is It Bullying Or Just Bad Behavior?

To be a parent is to walk a tightrope. To strike the perfect balance between teaching your children about utopia and reality. The way things should be and the way the actually are. In utopia, my daughter’s friends play nicely. They never hurt each other physically or emotionally. But in reality, friends don’t always get […] Read more…

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

When I noticed that an overnight trip was a part of the 3rd grade curriculum at my daughter’s school, I furrowed my brow for a sec. But I shrugged and thought, “No biggie, I’ll just make sure I’m one of the chaperones.” Until I found out that parents weren’t allowed to chaperone. Not one. Then I realized that for me, this trip had become the first step in the arduous process of letting go of my child. Read more…

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When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A Bitch

Journey came home from school last week and told me that a boy called her a “bitch” on the school bus. While this wasn’t the first time she had heard the word (that was on the playground!), it was definitely the first time she had been called one. She explained that she was having a […] Read more…

Supporting Dreams and Losing Sleep

After watching countless kid videos on YouTube, Journey decided she wanted to start her own series. Naturally, I was on board. I loved the idea of her living her own dream instead of watching other people live theirs. And I think it’s important to support your kid’s dreams. Of course this meant adding producing and […] Read more…

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