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Choosing to Celebrate Ohana in a Multigenerational Home

There is something special about spending time with your grandparents as a child. Maybe it’s a combination of the lenient rules, all the time spent playing or those delicious homemade treats. Whatever the reason, it is just plain old fun.   Growing up I was very close to my grandparents and have fond memories of […]

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The Pressure Cooker Feeling of Being a Parent

Parenting comes with pressure. I mean if the Duchess of Cambridge can admit to “experiencing a lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance under the pressures of being a perfect parent”—then we ‘normal’ moms don’t really stand a chance. We might not all be raising a future King with the world documenting our every move, […]

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Please, Do Not Raise Your Boys to be Jerks

Recently a co-worker, who is single and child-free, said something to me after she had been dealing with a particularly difficult patient. “Please don’t raise your sons to be jerks.”  I suppose I could have been offended, but if you know me at all, you know that wasn’t the case.   The statement really got me […]

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To My Baby, Please Don’t Rush Growing Up.

Sleep, baby, sleep. Thy father’s watching the sheep. Thy mother’s shaking the dreamland tree, and down drops a little dream for thee.” -Elizabeth Prentiss To you my sweet boy, as you drift off to dreamland… I know the curve of your delicate nose, the angle of your feather-soft eyelashes, the shape of your perfect little […]

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Are Private In-Home Swimming Lessons Right for You?

This post was sponsored by Sunsational Swim School. As always, thoughts and inclusions from our writers are personal and authentic. We’re thrilled to share this wonderful community resource with our readership.Living in Phoenix, there are pools everywhere.  Every year we hear horror stories about kids drowning and I think we all believe it will never happen to […]

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