5 Reasons Youth Sports Are Worth the Time, Sweat and Price Tag

First, you must know that we, Ellen and Erin, are all in when it comes to kids and sports . . . Erin: But as I look at the open tabs on my computer right now, my heart clenches. They are all related to youth sports. My clan of five has two track and field […]

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Pain is a Hot Potato

This podcast could also have been called “The One Where We Saw Glennon from Momastery During a Blizzard.” Seriously, four inches fell in about forty-five minutes. We had to hightail it out of there before we could meet her, but not before we heard her little nugget on emotional pain. In any case, her talk […]

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Tips for Handling Social Media and Your Kids

Social media can seem like a scary, gnashing machine ready to chew up your precious darlings and ruin every job interview they have from now to forever, amen. Sexting. Bullying. A forever footprint. These are just a few of our least favorite things. But just take a moment and relax, friend. This is a soft […]

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The Truth About 10000 Steps and Your Health

by Ellen Williams, M.D. Hear my confession, oh Internet: I was a running snob. I looked down on walkers with 100% Grade A pure disdain with a heaping side of superiority. In the supermarket checkout line, I full-on “pfffted” at magazine headlines proclaiming, “Walk yourself thin.” I mean walking was for underachieving lazy people. Why […]

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Are Your Kids Driving The Bus?

This country is obsessed with labeling and categorizing. Seriously, you only have to look at diet plans on Pinterest or sports camps for your kids to know this is true. Parenting styles are by no means an exception to the categorizing craze. Everyone wants to find the perfect combination of techniques and tricks that magics […]

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Middle School Survival Guide: A Booklist and Podcast

For those of you keeping score at home we are both bursting at the seams with teens and tweens. Please send reinforcements in the form of Diet Coke and chocolate. Scratch that. We’re trying to be healthy. Just send lots of happy thoughts our way. We jest, but there’s truth here too. These years leading up […]

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