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One Cup, Two Cup

Every day is a cup party at my house. I have six children in the summer, and they use, on average, 37 cups a day. Each. It’s like Oprah shows up every morning shouting, “You get a cup! You get a cup! Aaaaaaand you get a cup! Everybody gets a cup! All the cups!” I’m […]

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Cheesecake and Chaos

There is a certain smell to summer that carries youthful nostalgia tied to adventure, good food, and friends. And when the wind is perfect, a jumble of happy and hilarious memories come back in an exhilarating rush, usually with a craving attached. Right up there with root beer popsicles and Snoopy snowcones, my childhood summertimes […]

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Behavior Charts: When a Color Becomes Your Mood’s Compass

“Please be green, please be green, please be green,” I chant to myself on the way to school pickup. My heart beats quickly, I’m sweating a bit more than usual, and I grip the steering wheel tightly. Ever since the beginning of our public school journey, there has been one nemesis I still can’t seem […]

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All Forms of Love

Around the start of a new year, external forces tell, remind, inform, and educate us on how to transform into the best versions of ourselves. Advertisements for gym memberships don the billboards along the highways while radio commercials boast of the latest and greatest techniques that promise to erase those stretch marks for good (yeah, […]

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Mom Gets Schooled: Lessons I Learned When My Daughter Started Elementary School

My daughter started elementary school this fall, and it ushered a major season of change into my life. Gone forever are my leisurely mornings of 9:30 A.M. preschool drop-offs. Gone are my days of chatting with other moms and teachers at congenial 2:30 P.M. pick-ups. And gone are my “off days,” when the kids and […]

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The December Mom: A True Christmas Miracle

While I might be biased, I think moms are kinda the best thing in the world. Seriously, we rock. We cook, clean, make sure everyone is happy (oh, the laughable, impossible task!), and try so darn hard at pretty much everything all day long so that our family might find pleasure in their lives. This […]

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10 April Fools’ Day Tricks for Kids

April Fools’ Day is just around the corner! I love a holiday that encourages creativity, laughter, and practical jokes. We put out a call for ideas for pranks to play on your kids on the ACMB Community and Conversation Facebook Page, and I was delighted to find that our ACMB community is full of creative pranksters!    […]

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