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#Blogust: Lessons I’ve Learned From My Daughter ...

This post is my contribution to Blogust ’14—Shot@Life’s month-long campaign to provide vaccinations for kids in need around the world. Please know that every comment and ...

6 Ways to Make Homework Less Stressful ...

This post is sponsored by Sylvan Learning. On Monday afternoon I stood in my usual spot at the front of the school eagerly awaiting the sound ...

4 Things Staples #EasyTechTS Techs Wish You ...

This is a part of a sponsored post campaign with Staples. Through the years, I’ve become the voice inside friends’ heads reminding them to run ...

What Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About ...

This is a sponsored post written as part of my involvement with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. In every parenting book I ever read ...

5 Ways to Teach Compassion, Empathy, and ...

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