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Archive: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

Resolutions for the new year, parenting-style

At the end of each year, we make resolutions, swearing that we'll finally do a multitude of undone things: lose weight, stop smoking, start writing that novel, take that long-delayed trip to Barcelona. But do we also make a separate list of resolutions solely focused on our jobs as moms...

By Jen Chaney | December 31, 2009; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (32)

Creating a sense of 'home' when home keeps moving

I am writing this post from my parents' home. They have lived here since the 1970s, and I have spend at least part of the holiday season between these four walls every year of my life, from my first Thanksgiving to last week's Christmas. The house has gone through a...

By Brian Reid | December 29, 2009; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (7)

New year, new priorities: Family first

Things were just humming along on Christmas Eve. The kids were sacked out in the living room, basking in the glow of both a roaring fire and an early Christmas gift (G-Force . . . skip it). The figgy pudding was in the oven, along with the ham, and --...

By Brian Reid | December 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)


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