10 Ways Blogging Makes Us Better Moms

As the urban legend goes, blogging makes you a bad parent. Time spent scrolling the internet instead of soaking up Sunshine’s every little ray can never be recouped. Um, by that logic any and every job would make you a bad parent. So there’s that . . . but we’re also pushing back with this: […]

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Advice for My Daughter as She Graduates

by Ellen Williams Dear Daughter Who is About to Blow This Popsicle Stand, I can hear you now, “What? Where do you find a Popsicle stand? I’d rather go for ice cream.” And that right there is why I’m writing my advice in a letter instead of sitting you down for a heart-to-heart: no interruptions, […]

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How to Deal with Sending Your Kid to College

Last year Erin sent a kid to college, and this year Ellen is sending one. True to our dog and cat personalities, we handled the experience of launching a chick from the nest very differently. Check out our latest podcast to hear us talk about our different responses to this big change in our families. […]

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How to Be a Champion in 3 Easy Steps

We know that we are pretty lucky ladies—we have sometimes cooperative hair, mostly helpful guys and often times even appreciative kids. With friends who still take our phone calls and houses that are reasonably clean, we are calling it all good on our end. The fact that we get to blog together on the regular is just icing on […]

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Parenting Checklist for Prom

If you’ve walked through a mall recently, you can sense that something big is just around the corner. Do you see those dress racks in disarray? The shoe department in shambles? The make-up counter mobbed? Prom is a-coming. As parents, we need to be ready for the big moment, but it’s more than charging the […]

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There’s More to High School Sports Than Scholarships

Both of our high school freshman did something so crazy, so borderline nutty, so outrageous in today’s youth sports culture that we feel like revolutionaries admitting it: they tried out AS NEWBIES for high school teams! That’s right. With no resume filled with travel teams, regional championships, or even skills beyond rudimentary, Ellen’s daughter tried out […]

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We Got Your Graduation and Father’s Day Gifts Right Here!

You know what the second busiest time of the year for gift-giving is? Stop guessing, we’re all too busy for that. It’s May and June! Certain years—especially those packed to bursting with graduations—are a slippery slope of events and presents from Cinco de Mayo to Father’s Day. It can be forty-four straight days of “What should I […]

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Rules for the Mindful Parenting of Teens

“Here, Mom, sign this,” my 15 year old son said handing me a permission slip. We were all grabbing bags, lunches, gear for lacrosse, and keys. We were three seconds from being out the door, but my senses started tingling. Rule One of parenting teens: they like to leverage time, or lack of it, to […]

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