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Easter's Best | April, 2014

Probably because it almost never happens, I feel an excessive sense of accomplishment at the sight of my kids, freshly scrubbed and fancily dressed. "I give it thirty minutes, tops," mumbles my husband, as I snap photos between the boys' groans and eyerolls.

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Just add water | March, 2014

Pool or beach, as long as there's water involved, my kids will take it. Actually, that's the understatement of the century. They'll not only take it, they pull out every trick in the book to just generally stay in it until I coax (OK, bribe) the little guppies out.

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It's Worth a Shot | February, 2014

Those are the rules, and our family abides—despite panic around the word shot.

And by panic I mean red-faced-screaming-sprinting-into-the-wall kind of panic..
And not just in the doctor's office with a needle at the ready. It's also in the car on the way to the doctor and at home on the phone making the appointment.

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Head Up. Heart Open. | December, 2013

When someone talks to me about "self-help" or "self-care," I wave my arm toward the books jammed into my overflowing bookshelves, as well as their accompanying exclamation points: Get Out of Your Own Way! Exercise to Happiness! Be the Parent You Dream to Be!

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Sorry Forever About That Haircut | October, 2013

These are the undeniable facts: I have been giving our boys haircuts without causing bodily harm since 2001. So the unfortunate incident last week where I nearly cut off the ear of the youngest boy is atypical.

I will not be remembered as the mom who nearly cuts off ears! This is my side of the story:

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The Spirit of the Game | September, 2013

Our family added a new sport last night: Ultimate.

What is "Ultimate" you ask? It's like football except the teams toss a flying disc instead of a ball.

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Growing Pains | August, 2013

My 12-year-old son woke up at my eye level today.

This made him obnoxiously giddy.

"We're the same height!" he cried, hopping around, landing on my bare feet twice.

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