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Only Eighteen Christmases

Eighteen gets to be a gut-wrenchingly small number when you realize that’s the number of times you have to make significant memories with your kids.

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Life with Toddlers

I hear that three and a half is magical, and that children turn the corner from beast to beauty, but I’m still waiting...

Saving Money When Your Child Goes Away To College

Sending a student away to college is life-changing for parents and students. It's still possible to save money when your child goes away to college.

The Firsts That Come in the Tween Years

As our kids grow, the firsts come less frequently and the time stretched between them lengthen. We don't celebrate the later milestones.

4 Parent-Teacher Conference Mistakes to Avoid

It's easy to make rookie mistakes during your parent-teacher conference, but follow these simple rules and you'll have an easier school year.

This Womb is Closed for Business

This womb is closed for business. Done. Over it. That ship has sailed. My port is closed. How many more ways do I need to say it?

When Parenting Took Over my Marriage

Every new parent goes through that phase when marriage inadvertently crawls to sulk in a dark corner of the basement, hidden by cobwebs, grieving alone.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Mom Expecting Twins

I can list the number of thoughtless remarks I received during my singleton pregnancy three years ago, but I’ve already lost count of the ones I’ve gotten this time around.

Mom Radar is Real and It’s Freaking Me Out

Mom radar is real and it’s freaking me out. I swear my child has some sixth sense that tells her when I look too comfortable because she wakes up EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

My Last Kid Goes to College Next Year…I’m Not Ready

I have been staunchly avoiding declaring all of the "lasts" as his senior year in high school sails by at a pace so fast that I can hardly keep up.