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Amanda Hayes
Nevertheless, she persisted.
Nevertheless, she persisted.

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Why Millennial Parents Just Might be the Best Ones Yet
get a bad rap. According to other generations, we are basically the worst. Time
Magazine recently published a cover story called “Help! My Parents are Millennials!”
and the first paragraph featured a vegan stay at home dad with twin boys named

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Why You Need to Talk to Your Kids About Race (Especially if You're White)
Parents, you need to talk to your kids about race. In this post, I am going to give you some ideas on how to get started. Honestly, this may be one of the toughest blog posts I have ever written. It
is especially heavy to me because of the current social un...

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Evidence Based Parenting (I Love Science!)
Are you a kid person? When I had my
first, after a while I realized I just didn’t “get” children, and as I have
taken more of an active role in learning about parenting, I have noticed the
same trait in a lot of other people. I’m not saying any of you are b...

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The Battle between Good and Evil
The Hero and the Villain. The good guy and the bad guy. A yin to a yang. Two sides of the same coin. Every story has a protagonist and an antagonist. It is tropes like these that we all love to watch and read; as a rule, people love watching the good guy de...

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Pop Tarts for Christmas
I have too many toys in my house. With 3 young kids, it
feels like we have every toy under the sun. As a matter of fact, it’s gotten so
ridiculous that I can hardly come up with any good ideas for Christmas presents
for them this year. I just feel like we h...

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Saying No to Strangers
Today I have another post in the series about the
difficulties of raising daughters. As I have said before, I myself have my very
first daughter who is close to two, and after two boys and a lot of research
into women and society, I have found that I have m...

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Don't Judge Me, Bro!
See that picture? That's me, bottle feeding Danny back in 2008. Look how happy I was, being such a crappy mom? I had no idea the damage I was doing to my little one. SIKE. HE'S 6 AND HE'S HEALTHY AS A HORSE. Stop judging me! In the game of parenting, you wi...

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How to Fix Your Child’s Bad Behavior RIGHT NOW
My mantra about punishment, discipline and consequences has always been that when a child throws a tantrum or misbehaves, they are communicating an unmet need they have, and as parents, it is our job to find out what that need is, show them that we understa...
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