The Unexpected Pitfall of Over-The-Top Kids’ Birthday Parties

Okay, let’s start out with a definition of terms because what better way could there possibly be to get a par-tay started!? So . . . When I say over-the-top, I’m not talking about about dropping $40,000 or even dollar bills remotely approaching four figures on a party. Rest assured children has never left my parties with […]

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Tragedies Require Grace

  If all the world’s a stage, then the internet is its courtroom, judge, and jury (gavel down, sentence delivered, forever and ever, amen). This is particularly true when matters of parenting blow through the headlines; and most profoundly true when children are at the center of tragedies. In the past month, we as a plugged-in […]

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Most Dangerous Time of the Year in a Pool: Tips to Swim Safe

When I was a lifeguard, this moment right at the start of the the season was the most dangerous time of the year in a pool. In my seven years guarding, most of my saves were young swimmers in the first few weeks after opening. Kids came back to the neighborhood watering hole after a long winter and jumped […]

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How to Make a Donut Bouquet

Did you know that National Donut Day is the first Friday in June? Did you know it’s not just a gimmick developed by the donut conglomerate to push its pastries on the it’s-national-whatever-day calendars? Do you even care about the “how and why” since we’re talking about the deliciousness that is donuts? As it so […]

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7 Things You Can Do to Get a Kid Ready for College

If you have a high school senior, you are sprinting towards the finish line. You might feel a bit whoozy as you rush from that end-of-year banquet to that awards ceremony while simultaneously planning a graduation party, but buckle up. If you are getting ready to launch your first chick from the nest, this is the roller coaster ride you will be […]

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How to Stay Connected with Your College Kid

We are on a wild ride here at The Sisterhood: The Express Chute to College. It goes from 0 to 600 without any brakes, takes surprise hairpin switchbacks that leave your disoriented for days, swings your emotions from elation to heartbreak on the turn of a dime, and grinds your bank account until it physically […]

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