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4 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn from Dylan Sprouse

Scrolling through Twitter this morning, the first thing that caught my eye was about Dylan Sprouse (whom our kids know best as Zach from Suite Life). A few clicks later, and I could see — in all his glory — what the story was about. At some point, Dylan had sent nude(ish) pics to a […]

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Why Your Kid Shouldn’t Be on Instagram

I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before. Kids don’t belong on social media, but your kid is using it responsibly. And you’re supervising everything. So that makes it okay, right? Wrong. It’s not about what they may see or say online. It’s not even about the cyberbullying that is so rampant. The fact […]

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And Tween Boy Makes Six

You guys, I have a son. Almost. He’s 11 years old, totally adorable, and has completely captured our hearts with his freckles, infectious giggle, and love of all things boy. Legos? Check. Comic books? Check. Pokemon? I don’t even know what that is. But, I’m about to. We have had weekend visits with him since […]

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Let’s Call This “Things I Should Have Bought Sooner” (Plus Distance Doodler Giveaway)

At Christmas I saw this commercial, and I was debating buying yet another toy for the kids. For some reason, I stopped myself. Probably because it was one of those “call now and be one of the first 500 callers” things. Except, it isn’t like that at all. The commercial I saw was for the Glow Crazy Doodle Dome. […]

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5 Tips for an Awesome (and Easy!) Tween Sleepover

The princess turned 11. While I am still reeling that my little girl is growing up, I had to suppress all of that to host a sleepover for her brithday. Generally I think this is the easiest party to throw anyway, so it all worked out. I learned a few things after this one that […]

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When Her Heart Breaks

Here in Fairytale Land we’ve had a few heartbreaking days, consecutively. For the past 2 days the princess has come home from school crying and feeling defeated. Nothing prepared me for the heartbreak that I would feel by not being able to make it all better. I remember middle school being really rough for me. […]

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