When the Calendar’s Kicking Your Keister….

Thanks to the other woman in my marriage- First I erased the clutter in my closet. Then I erased the clutter in my diet (but more on that soon). Now I need to do something about the disaster that is my calendar. Between work and personal commitments, not to mention the kids' lives- we're utterly …

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Is My Child an Athlete…..or a Mathlete?

I am spending my spring on the sidelines. I no longer commit to birthday parties or barbecues or frankly anything to do with family or friends. My weekends are fully encompassed by sports. Not professional sports, pee wee sports.  Between 2 young boys (I'm talking single-digit aged) we are all-in with baseball (3 teams), soccer …

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Slacking on the (Most Important) Job: Raising a Daughter

I was a "boy mom" for six years. Life was dominated by naked parades, potty humor, wrestling, sports, and Nike basketball shoes. Then I was propelled into the world of "girl momdom". I didn't know if I was qualified for the job. But it was my new title, and I had to learn how to …

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Help! My kids watched bad stuff on the internet!!!

You know those friends that you had all your first experiences with? First solo visit to the mall? First illegal drink? First cigarette? First (and last) time shoplifting? Of course you do. We all do. So it's only apropos that we'd be with those friends the day our sons discovered internet porn. It was a …

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Insta-Dad: Step Away From The Social Network

 My father recently "retired" from his career as an attorney after 40 years of complaining, calling in sick, and essentially hating life. He still complains, he still hates life, and still calls out sick to things like family celebrations, so ironically, it wasn't the career ailing him after all.  He barely has family, he definitely …

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