Category Archives: Freshly Pressed

I Can’t Remember the Last Time I Wasn’t at Least Kind of Tired

Remember the days before you had kids?  You would come home from work, change clothes and hit the gym. Or, maybe you got a run in earlier that morning, so you indulged in a little happy hour after work with … Continue reading

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10 Ways Social Media Has Changed Parenting

For better or worse, social media has changed the way we parent. You may not have been able to get a conversation out of your teenager at dinner, but if you check their Facebook page, you can find out if … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love

Sometimes the universe gives you signs.  You may not always notice them, but they are there. This morning, while looking outside my kitchen window, I saw this sign: When I saw this shadow, it reminded me of a heart. I … Continue reading

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March for Babies. Save a Life.

Every year more than 500,000 babies are born premature. Of those, 4,800 will never go home. So many of us have been personally affected or have known a family whose baby was born premature. And if you haven’t experienced it–even from afar–it … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Buy Roses on Valentine’s Day

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but Valentine’s Day gifts bore me. I really don’t care for roses as a gift, chocolates aren’t my thing and I always seem to giggle (at the wrong moment) when reading mushy, sentimental cards. I … Continue reading

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Between a Rut and a Groove

A successful  businessman once said, “The only difference between a rut and a groove is how long you’ve been in it.” That man was Clay Mathile, the founder of The Iams Company and native of my hometown, Dayton, Ohio. He was right. And, … Continue reading

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Biz e-Friday Countdown 2.4.11

Welcome to this week’s Biz e-Friday Countdown. If you missed what’s going on in the parenting blogosphere this week, here are some highlights. We’ve got tales of love, toy stories and even training tips, so pull up a chair and … Continue reading

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The 19-Minute Parent

While doing some reading online, I came across a startling article about working parents. The first sentence read: “A typical working parent spends just 19 minutes a day looking after their children, official figures revealed yesterday.” The purpose of the … Continue reading

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The Orange Juice People Understand Me

This afternoon I had an unusual experience. I was watching TV. I can’t remember the last time I actually watched live TV as it was playing in real time.  My life is so crazy that anymore unless it’s a TIVo or DVR … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Snow Days Ain’t What They Used to Be

As a child I remember vividly the anticipation and excitement surrounding the possibility of my school calling a “snow day.”  A snow day meant school was closed.  I got to sleep in and perhaps even go sledding outdoors with my friends. Sledding … Continue reading

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