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Marcia, Marcia Marcia: The Misunderstood Middle Child

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” — Jan Brady, the middle and often cantankerous daughter from the long running 70’s television series, The Brady Bunch  However, Jan Brady is more than an iconic character, she has become the poster child/stereotype for middle children in America. Jan, throughout the long running television series and then 90’s movie franchise, is portrayed […]

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A Perfect Family Outing at South Park

Spring is here! Warmer weather signals that my kiddos are out of hibernation mode and ready for outdoor exploration and activities. Tired and bored with the confines of indoor games, they are eager to get outside and play– but they want to play somewhere other than home– as they love going to different parks and […]

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Raising Teenagers: The Myth of Raging Hormones

There is a teenager living in your household–and it is like living through a reverse caterpillar-butterfly life cycle. As a young child, your offspring was like a beautiful butterfly: your concerns were keeping your butterfly/child fed and making sure it stayed within the confines of your garden. Your butterfly/child seemed content and carefree to be […]

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Redshirting: Why I am Waiting an Extra Year to Send My Child to Kindergarten

I am horrible at making decisions. It doesn’t matter if they are big, important decisions or small, seemingly insignificant decisions,  I struggle equally with both. Examples: My oldest child came home from the hospital unnamed; I panic when selecting from a menu at a restaurant.  And so when I was blessed with twins who were […]

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