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The Lies All Moms Tell Themselves on The First Day Back to School

Honesty is the best policy—unless you’re trying to comfort yourself amidst the madness of back-to-school. Moms are the worst offenders because we’ll assure ourselves of pretty much anything in order to check something off of our To Do Lists. We are the planet’s biggest optimists until the first day of school is actually happening, because […]

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What Fostering Animals Taught Our Family

My ten year-old daughter loves everything on four legs. Since she could talk she’s been asking for dogs, cats, horses and a pet pig. My husband and I caved to her wishes once we falsely assumed she was old enough to take care of a pet. (If you’re considering getting a pet because you think […]

Parenting

I Thought I Was a Pet Person, but I Was Wrong

There is something about being in my thirties that has inspired a bout of honest self-reflection. I’ve made a series of choices that each have shaped who I am, like going to college, getting married, and having kids. I don’t know if I am having a mini-mid-life crisis, but it seems like I am busy […]