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A “Gnomeo and Juliet” Themed Birthday Party

My daughter turned 5-years-old last week.  Six months ago, she told me she wanted a “Gnomeo and Juliet” themed party.  Really?  Don’t get me wrong, we love that movie.  It’s adorable, truly kid-friendly, hilarious, and it’s filled with Elton John songs.  But the color theme is red and blue and could easily be mistaken for…

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Gaining a New Leash on Parenting

Not so long ago there was a lot of news about parents who put their kids on “leashes.”  This is nothing new, I’m not sure what sparked the interest, or why it was newsworthy, except that parents are critical of how their peers are raising their children.  There are pros and cons to putting your child…

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jones – Happy Anniversary, Love Target

Anniversaries aren’t always romantic, especially when you become a parent.  My husband and I recently celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary.  Like many couples, we thought it would be a good tradition to celebrate our anniversary with a vacation or at the least, a weekend away every year.  We celebrated our first anniversary in New York…

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My Mom Kicks Arse and Takes Names

My mom hails from Scotland, so she has a beautiful Scottish accent.  She had me when she was 30, which is the equivalent of having a baby at 20 today, but wasn’t so common back in the 70’s.  My mom was a stay-at-home mom and just like Texas, don’t mess with my mom. I can’t…

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Chimpanzee – The Magic of Oscar

We had a bit of a “breakthrough” at our house yesterday.  My daughter, who is four years old, refused to go to see a movie in a movie theatre.  When she was two-and-a-half, we went to see “Up” with her best friend, also the same age.  Both girls sat staring at the screen, wide-eyed, mouths…

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