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The Art of the College Essay

Like many other families with a high school senior, ours is in the midst of the college application process. This means my hubby and I are nagging our senior to do all the things applying for college entails. Right now, thanks to her English teacher, she is writing admissions essays. I recently spent the weekend […]

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What I Learned from the “Great Northwest College Tour” and Other College Explorations

My oldest kiddo started her senior year of high school just weeks ago. This means college decision time has final rolled around for our family. According to one website, you should start planning around your child’s freshman year of high school, though I know my high school freshman was told he should start planning in […]

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My kids have stood on Hadrian's Wall in the UK and the Great Wall in China.

Why Military Brats Rock

My kids have probably said goodbye to more friends in their young lives than most people make in a lifetime—not because they have poor people skills, but because they have a parent whose job moves us all over the world. We have lived in San Antonio for three years this time. This is the longest […]

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The Teen Eye Roll: Sass or Self Expression?

Teen eye-rolling: the bane of every parent’s sanity, typical expressive device, or somewhere in between? Let’s discuss. According to a well-known dictionary, eye-rolling expresses exasperation, disbelief, or disapproval. So this means all of us parents of teens are just wrong, wrong, wrong…all of the time! I realize that eye rolls are associated with teen girls, […]

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Confessions of a Bad Daughter: I Argued With My Mother About My Child

I have a confession: My relationship with my mother is not all sunshine and roses. Shocking, right? Family relationships can be challenging. Adding children to the mix may complicate it even more. Many of us have parents of our own that are involved in our lives in some capacity. They may be regular visitors to your […]

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