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How to Get Your Kids to Do What You Want

There was an article recently in TIME Magazine that revealed the results of an American Psychological Association survey showing that a third of teenagers no longer read books for pleasure.… Read More

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One Simple Way to Love Your Kids Better

I can be a sulker. When someone offends me, my natural response is to sulk, and give them the cold shoulder so they can figure out on their own how… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Make It Personal

The Truth About Parenting Preschoolers

Before we had children, a friend once told us that, “Kids simultaneously ruin your life and make it awesome.” Now, as the parents of a one-year-old and a three-year-old, we ruefully refer to this comment on a regular basis. It’s the truth… Read More

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Finding Confidence in Parenting

There are a lot of things I’m confident about. I’m confident that my 3-month-old hates sleep. I’m confident that my kitchen will remain a mess until the year 2050. I’m confident that I’ll never ever like sushi. And I’m confident that I… Read More

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Parenting Through Pain

When I became a parent, I had already been babysitting for over a decade, nannying for six years, and playing the role of World’s Best Aunt for five. I had read parenting books cover-to-cover before even getting pregnant. I had grilled my… Read More

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Fake It Till You Make It

I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts—especially in my role as a parent. Mostly, I just end up… Read More

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Surviving Parenthood

If you knew what was involved in parenting, would you still go back and choose to do it? I’ll be honest, most days I would say, "no." I would say that I’m clearly not cut out for this. In fact, parenting isn’t… Read More