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10 Messages All Sports Should Leave With Us

10 Messages All Sports Should Leave With Us

on Nov 1, 2015

. by Becky Blades My hometown baseball team, the Kansas City Royals, surprised everyone last year when after decades of disappointing seasons, they made it all the way to the 7th game of the World Series. It was the kind of Cinderella story we love talking about with our kids …

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College Applications: 3 Top Things to Remember

College Applications: 3 Top Things to Remember

on Oct 19, 2015

College application season is upon us, and students across the country are listing their extracurricular activities, trying to show ‘demonstrated interest,’ studying like crazy for standardized tests, and trying to get a handle on the dreaded application essay. It's a balancing act for both parents and students.

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Note to Self: Keep Believing

Note to Self: Keep Believing

on Oct 12, 2015

Even though they are now 20 and 22, I encourage my little girls to believe in the Tooth Fairy, and anything else that makes their lives more magical. I’m not worried about it messing with their grasp on reality. Life will dish out enough reality. But life, particularly in the …

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How to NOT talk money with nearly grown kids

How to NOT talk money with nearly grown kids

on Aug 30, 2015

My kids hate talking about money. Or maybe they just hate talking about it with me. And I hate talking with them when money is a problem. (And isn’t it always with young people?) Mostly, I hate any conversation that has actual numbers in it. But I love my kids, …

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Taking the Terror Out of College Laundry

Taking the Terror Out of College Laundry

on Aug 17, 2015

It’s happening. All over the country, families are moving young people to college. Tens of thousands of bright-eyed 18-year-olds are leaving homes where loving eyes were upon them daily, and where people express that love in the most important ways – by telling them when they smell, and by occasionally …

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