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Most of Your Stuff Is Worthless :: 3 Things You Should...

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My husband and I have walked into my late mother-in-law’s house for the last time. We are in the process of settling her estate, including...

Save it for Grandma :: Things Kids Love, but Parents Hate

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As a parent I have found that I suck the fun out of my kid’s life on the daily.  Opportunities for me to disappoint...

Dear Bush Family, I Lost the Greatest Man I’ve Ever Known...

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President George H.W. Bush's death on November 30th of last year has affected me more than I really thought it would. As we neared...

A Letter for the Broken Hearts on Mother’s Day

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Dear Loved One, I know you are fighting back anger as you walk through the store and see all of the greeting cards and gifts...

The Joy of Involved Grandparents

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I have been close to my parents my whole life, minus a couple months (years) during high school when I was a little more...

14 Ways to Spoil Grandkids in Dallas

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So the grandparents have the kids for a few hours (or maybe if you’re lucky, a few days) and they are looking for things...

Encouraging a Close Relationship with Long-Distance Grandparents

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When I was five years old, my family moved 1,000 miles away from my grandparents. You would think that meant I wasn't very close to...

Don’t Micromanage the Grandparents – A Lesson In Progress

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While we were waiting for our table at brunch last weekend I noticed this sweet Grandmother trying to play with her granddaughter.  But she...

An Open Letter to Myself (as a Grandma)

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July 1, 2033 Dear Kelly, I'm so glad you survived motherhood! Yes, you made it through children who didn't "sleep through the night" until they...

Mom Lesson: Dealing With Grandmas

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One thing I was never really worried about in becoming a new mom was the potential for boundary-crossing with Halle's Grandmothers. I have heard...