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And in other news… It’s true what you’ve heard: SON, YOU STINK. In almost every way (well, your inner-parts aside). First, let’s just talk about your pits. They are rank. At least after a shower...

To my teenage son, Here you are. Standing on the doorstep of total teenage-ness. Brace yourself, buddy, they don’t refer to them as the years of angst for nothin’. There will be irrational emotions that...

I'm awkward. He's does better in small groups with people he trusts. But, that's how he sees himself. I can't hear what they are saying. I don't know if they are talking about me or...

You might walk into my house and mistake me for a minimalist or a neat freak. That's OK. I own it; And frankly, it doesn't bother me. Btw. Since we are going there, I beg...

“What grade is your son in?” a mom at the gym asks. “My daughter is in 4th,” I casually replied. I assure the poor woman there’s no need to worry. When this kid was a...

To teach our kids kindness and to be includers: encourage them to seek out the new kid and introduce themselves. Explain how it is awesome to have a circle of friends but excruciating to be...

As You Navigate Middle School, I Have A Few Things I’d Like You To Know: Not everyone will get you. Be patient. You will continue to find your people. Even if you aren’t a natural...

It’s almost like having surgery. You are unsure of going in and wake up feeling nervous. Hazy. And when you finally make it to recovery ~you can’t really recall what has transpired. Occasionally there...

It turned out that there would be more to this Battle Call…affectionately known as The Bean. And she was born perfectly petite. My mom says I shouldn’t be surprised. Like the apple that doesn’t fall...