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Listen Up! Five Popular Parenting Podcasts

I love listening to podcasts. They combine companionable conversation with the convenience of on-demand digital programming. I depend on podcasts to get me through any and all housework. Without them, my house would probably collapse under the weight of unwashed dishes, unfolded laundry, and mud-encrusted floors. The success of Serial moved podcasting from the fringes of […]

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The Seven Joys of Mud Season

1} Children Love Mud Water + Dirt = Magic! Prepare for the annual Mud Pie Buffet – this year they are serving a nice gravel appetizer. Invest in rain pants and let the kiddos squish the muck to their heart’s content. If your child is Team Anti-Mud, make a game of mopping the entry hall. […]

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Video Calling With Kids

We all want our children to know our family and friends, even those who live far away. Whether across the state or across the world, internet video calling is the way many families connect. Most of my family lives on the west coast, and we are lucky to visit once a year. Video calling makes […]

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Play Dates for the Introvert Mama

When your kids are small, their social life is your social life. For people who thrive in new circumstances, this means a fresh world of friends and possibilities. But for moms like me, the idea of all those new people is terrifying. I am an introvert. I like quiet, low-key social situations with people I […]

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