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Parenting Tip of the Day:

Looking for new and unusual ways your child can scare the bejeebers out of you?  Buy her some new soap crayons then leave the bathroom for a minute.  Much cheaper and more time efficient than watching Amityville Horror:

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Parenting Tip of the Day:

Parenthood requires an honest reframing of one’s spiritual beliefs.  Nirvana is reached in that brief moment when the dirty clothes hamper and clean clothes laundry basket are both empty.  Nirvana is short-lived, if not unattainable.

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Happy Birthday, MLK! (We didn't get you anything)

Happy Birthday, MLK! (We didn’t get you anything)

If you explain to your child that the reason she’s not in school is because it’s Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, be prepared to explain why the hell she wasn’t invited to his party.  No fair!

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Parenting Tip of the Day:

The pretend tears that are elicited by telling a pretend story about a pretend bear that eats a pretend family at the request of a real three-and-a-half year old, last just as long, and are just as loud as the real tears that might have ensued after sharing a nonfiction story with the same plot.

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Parenting Tip of the Day:

Parenting Tip of the Day:

When you are three, and you haven’t had a nap, and you don’t like bubbles in the bath, this constitutes bubbles, and crying is necessary.

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Parenting Tip of the Day:

A cleaning tip…

Ant problems got you down?  Leave an open bottle of honey in an out-of-the-way kitchen cabinet.  It could take weeks for you to notice that the ants are even living there, and once you do, you can just shut the cabinet and forget about it.  Problem solved!

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Parenting Tip of the Day:

Take compliments where you can get ’em; “Mom, you smell hot,” totally counts.

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