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Rotating Holidays and Kidless Christmas Eves: Sad Side Effects of Divorce

As a little girl, I remained blissfully unaware of sad childhood realities like rotating holidays between divorced parents. I came from an intact family, and I didn’t get introduced to the concept of divorce until my aunt and uncle split up during my middle school years.  Growing up as an only child in Florida, I remember […]

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Fun 101: How I Became a (Slightly) More Fun Parent

I am not the fun parent. I am the eat-healthy-foods, do-your-homework, clean-up-your-room, go-to-bed-on-time parent. I am responsible, organized, and nurturing. I comply with most of the recommendations provided to me by pediatricians and parenting experts. For example, in my house, the kids rarely exceed two hours of screen time per day, and we often skip […]

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