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Let The Littles In The Kitchen

My mom was an amazing Southern cook. Chicken fried steak, King Ranch casserole, lasagna, coconut cream pie. . . My mouth is watering just thinking about it. But when I got married, I knew nothing about cooking. I must have been too busy or disinterested before I left home. So, I learned the hard way. […]

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Finding Freedom in Unfollowing

Whether you’re parenting pre-teens who are navigating the Pandora’s box of opinions and ideas on social media, or you’re frustrated with your girlfriend over-posting about her new side gig, you might be surprised by the freedom you’ll feel when you choose to (breathe) unfollow.  Sure you may have 1,000 “friends” on Facebook. The problem is […]

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We Couldn’t Afford to Pay for College. And it’s not the end of the world.

I remember thinking when our babies were born that college seemed far off. People told us we should start saving right away, especially after we had five babies in about six years. But there was always something else–paying for graduate school, buying our first home, braces, summer camp, the list goes on. And then, one […]

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A Case for Chores and Kids Doing Their Own Laundry

My husband and I have five daughters, and we have done chores 100 different ways in almost 20 years of parenting. Sticker charts, rotations, weekly chores, monthly chores, allowance, no allowance. But regardless of the method, our kids have learned that they are a working part of the family. We love each other, and we […]

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