What kids need most – cool parents

Photo by Sono Tamaki Last month we explored putting yourself first for a healthy marriage. This time, we’re going to explore where you are in relation to your kids. The greatest thing you can do for your kids is learn to focus on yourself. Let me repeat – the greatest thing you can do for (read more…)

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Q& A Tuesday: How do you get motivated every day?

Today’s Q&A comes from Rachel of Small Notebook, one of my favorite blogs (and fellow bloggers).  She’s a mom of an adorable little girl – with another one on the way – and her words are succinct, meaty, and punched with meaning.  If you don’t already read her blog, you should. Rachel’s question is a (read more…)

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The benefits of raising kids cross-culturally

My kids are almost 4 and 9 months old. We’ve lived here for almost two years – this means that our oldest remembers very little about the U.S., and our baby has never even been there. There are definitely plusses and minuses to raising children cross-culturally – the current terminology for children in this lifestyle (read more…)

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Bootstrap your green efforts : 10 ways to go green today

Photo by WhitA If you are anything like me, playing catch-up is almost a way of life. And while we both have the best intentions of creating a greener planet and saving it for our kids, we are often way too consumed by these very kids! So when I started consciously making a greener effort, (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: what are the staples in your pantry?

Today’s Q&A comes from Heather, half of the duo behind Rookie Moms.  They’ve got a great website filled with tips on life with little ones, and their book, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook, is filled with 250 things to do with – or without – your kids. Here is her question: What foods do you always (read more…)

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