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The Blessing of Grandparents

By Lisa Sugarman With the exception of losing my dad when I was ten years old, I’ve really always felt like I had a charmed childhood. And while I know that it probably seems odd to say, in spite of such a big loss, it’s actually the truth. Ironically, the way I feel...

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Why So Many Moms Suffer From Dinnerphobia

By Lisa Sugarman The time is usually around four-forty-five in the afternoon, in cities and towns all across the country, when, almost like clockwork, there’s a universal shift in consciousness that happens in the psyche of mothers in kitchens everywhere. It usually...

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The Kid We See VS The Kid The Rest Of The World Sees

By Lisa Sugarman It really is true what they say, that as parents, we often never get to see who our kids truly are because they’re always so damn different around us than they are with other people. And even though they shouldn’t be different, they still are. It’s...

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Why It’s So Easy To Watch Someone Else’s Kid Melt Down

By Lisa Sugarman Every so often, I use these few inches of white space to make a confession. Sometimes, the confessions are unexpected. Sometimes not. Sometimes they’re a little unorthodox. And sometimes they’re meant to be nothing more than funny. With this one,...

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When Your Youngest Kid Gets Her License And You’re a Mess

By Lisa Sugarman So, if you’re raising kids, you know as well as anyone that milestones are all around us all the time. Moments like first steps and first words and first vomit…they’re everywhere. And those beautiful firsts represent waaaay more than just the actual...

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