• PEP News and How Brain Development Plays Into Parenting and Discipline

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          Editor’s Note:  I am happy to share that I recently accepted a volunteer Board of Directors position with PEP, the Parent Encouragement Program, and am chairing their marketing committee to help their incredible team find new ways
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  • The Social Life of the App Addicted Teen

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                This infographic really caught my eye.   Thanks to Tara Heath, journalist, and Teen Safe for sharing this amazing infographic, illustrating how and where our kids are connected, and how we can use this information
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  • When Mom Travels for Work

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    Amy Kossoff Smith, the founder of a parenting Web site, has a ritual when she travels. She leaves a printed itinerary of all the carpools, sports practices and games, baby-sitter hours and anything else her husband might need. Read more
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Motherhood is a legitimate business with a unique set of demands. The MomTini Lounge is your “go-to” for the “how-to” of The Business of Motherhood. We share tips, tools, and creative ideas to manage the demands of running a household. This is your spot, where you can put your feet on your desk or on a heaping pile of laundry and find shortcuts to productivity at every turn.

Thanksgiving Roundup

      Many thanks to Washington Family Magazine for sharing my article, “Leave Your Cell Phone Out of the Cranberry Sauce.”  Timeless tips for a tech-free Thanksgiving.  Here’s a quick roundup of some of my Thanksgiving favorites from The
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“Children See, Children Do” Video Teaches a Powerful Message

Many thanks to Julie D., Mom since 1998 (MS’98) for sharing this chilling video created by NAPCAN, an Australia-based organization aimed at preventing child abuse.  The video, “Children See, Children Do,” is 60 seconds, is an unbelievable, powerful tool that
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When and How to Start Chores

              Keeping the house clean & organized is like grabbing spaghetti out of a hot pan and thinking you might actually hold onto a few strands. Especially for Type-A parents like myself who achieve
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Sponsored Post: Busch Gardens Holiday Celebration Continues

When you think of Colonial Williamsburg and the area around it, you may be thinking historic battlefields and war re-enactments.  But there’s something much “lighter” going on this holiday season, and we wanted to share some of the information around
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