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Shopping: How to Save Money During the Holidays

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Happy (early) Holidays from our little family in Sacramento, California! It’s almost that time of year again. That time of year of holiday shopping when the malls of America are utter madness and mamas everywhere contemplate pulling their hair out. Yes, there’s also holiday cheer and “gay happy meetings.” But…

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Three Blessings of Parenting With an Age Gap

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When I was dreaming of my future family, I had a picture much like the family I grew up in. My brother and I are twenty months apart. We grew up playing together. We were very close and shared neighborhood friends. I pictured the same exact scenario for me. Fast…

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Adopting Kids through Foster Care

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Adoption comes in many shapes and sizes. And no matter who or where you chose to adopt from, every child deserves a loving and supportive family. The good mornings, the I love you's, and the bedtime stories. Unfortunately, the kids who are stuck in the foster system tend…

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Holiday Dinners: Big Family Dinner Etiquette

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It is just around the corner ... the big family holiday dinner. You can just smell the roasted turkey, pecan pie, sweet potato casserole, and fresh baked rolls. Suddenly, your thoughts come to a screeching halt when you think of Grandma going on and on about her health…

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12 Tips to Teaching Teens to Drive

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Teaching teens to drive can start well before they turn 13. One of my favorite memories of growing up was of my dad teaching me how to drive. He owned a bank building on a piece of property in the Arizona desert about 30 minutes from our house. The lone…

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Free Resources for Parents for Learning Issues and Attention Issues

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When you are parenting a child with learning issues or attention issues it can feel scary. And very lonely. And even if you are able to identify learning challenges for your child, it can be hard to get the help you need. And support for both you and your…

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