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Don’t Be Such a Worry-Wart

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscalgia

If you weren't a worrier before you had kids, I can guarantee that the moment you found out you were pregnant, you became one (at least a little). We all worry, but women tend to worry more than men, and mothers even more. Why is it that being a mother automatically makes you Google, “red bumps on neck,” even when you know it’s only a rash?

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Funny White Lies We Tell as Parents

We all tell our children white lies from time to time. Santa is a good example. We tell kids that if they're good, Santa will come around once a year with presents for them, and if they're not good, they'll get coal. This becomes an incentive especially around Christmas time for them to behave. These white lies benefit both parties and it's one of the many examples in life that it's okay to "white lie" once in awhile.

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Divorce Discipline 101

My kids are lucky (although I doubt if they would agree with me). Their dad and I have, since we divorced, communicated and backed up each others' discipline choices. If one kid is grounded at my house, he's also grounded at his dad's. And they know better than to ever try to play one of us against the other (as in, "Dad said it's okay with him.") I just pick up the phone and call dad to check, so they know they're busted if they're not being totally honest with me (and vise-versa).

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