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“The Summer List” or How I Limit My Kids’ Summer Screen Time Without Losing my Sanity

The days are quickly approaching where my sweet school-aged children will be released from school for the summer! Home with me. All day. Every day. And a little secret: I love it. I love not having to set my alarm. I love eating dinner in our swimsuits outside by the pool. I love family movie […]

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Motherhood Through the Decades: 1970s and the Vietnam War

In honor of Mother’s Day, we interviewed a military mom from each of the past eight decades. We enjoyed hearing what has changed and what has stayed the same. From fads to parenting techniques to timeless advice, moms have an opinion on it all. In addition, each interviewee holds a special place in the interviewer’s heart. For […]

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No Matter How Commonplace Moving Becomes, There’s Always the Dreaded Week of Lasts

We are moving this week. I am a pro at moving. We’ve done it enough. Staged house to sell. Separated stuff into piles. Cleaned out closets. Transferred utilities. We’re good at it. Moving is easy. But no matter how often I fill out a change of address form on the post office website, there is […]

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#metoo At The Supermarket: How I Wish I’d Reacted and What I Am Teaching My Children

Last spring, I ran into the grocery store with my youngest child to pick up some last-minute supplies for dinner before heading to school to pick up my two oldest. As I was bagging some sweet potatoes, a man approached me. He was just an ordinary looking man. Fifty-something. Cropped gray hair. Glasses. Collared golf […]

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Go Back To Where You Came From: What the Playground Taught Me About Racism

A few months ago, my 10-year-old daughter came home from school and said, “Mom, today at school, a girl told me to go back where I came from. She also told me that they are a certain type of family here, and I just don’t fit in. I am not like them. What did she […]

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Overcoming a Life-Threatening Food Allergy with Oral Immunotherapy

I have started and deleted this post many times. I am at a loss for words, which is weird for me because when I’m telling stories or trying to explain complicated concepts to my three children, my introverted husband often says, “Too many words, Brittany.” But every time I try to verbalize our tremendous new […]

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