Yearly Archives: 2018



I made a joke about it the other day, but I legit feel emotionally victimized by the start of the school year. Summer just seemed to go by so incredibly fast. Right before summer vacation started, I quit my part-time work-at-home job so I could spend more time with the […]

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Surprising Way to Help your Child Mend a Broken Heart
In 1997, I was riding the coattails of Toni Braxton’s as I worked my way through my first major breakup. Last night, I sent my fifteen-year-old son a nasty-gram via text message. It was something very silly in retrospect. I had asked him not to do something, and when he […]

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Kindergarten Sendoff: This is How we Lose our Kids
I am not usually the sentimental type. While other parents cherish the little moments when their little ones curl up on their laps, I have been eagerly awaiting getting some space. Don’t get me wrong, I do absolutely love my children. They are my heart and soul, and my reason […]

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Which of these Four Moms are You?
We have all done it—second-guessed ourselves. Our innate parenting ability is only as good as the next mom. And we give her the side-eye, trying to be as inconspicuous as possible, noting her clothing, her demeanor, her stroller, her physique, and even her snacks. Over the past 15 years, ever […]

Which of these Four Moms are You?


Amazon Prime Day Deals you need STAT
Lemme just tell everybody how much I love Amazon. I feel like I’m part of some exclusive club with my annual subscription to Amazon Prime.  And then when Amazon Prime Day arrives, I’m like a little kid at Christmas. It is how I do a huge amount of my Christmas […]

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What Would Dawn Do About Parenting Millennials? 2
We need to talk. Pull up a chair. Buckle up. We’re in for some turbulence. I want to talk about our kids. Collectively. This generation of kids that is heading off to college in a few years. They are more educated than ever before. They are given more opportunities than […]

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Laser X Laser Tag is Fun for the Whole Family (1)
My babies aren’t babies anymore, it seems. I’ve done my part and now I’m getting ready to send them out into the world. They are ten seconds away from growing up and moving out, and that means I’m running outta time. We are always grateful for the activities we can […]

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