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Independence Day in September

Independence Day in September

Donna Reed lied to me. There’s a scene in It’s a Wonderful Life where Reed’s character Mary stands on a ladder wallpapering the home she and Georg Baily live in after they get married. The narration says that while George works all day, Mary not only cares their four young children, but also single-handedly remodelsContinue Reading

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10 Things Parents Love that Kids Don’t

1. Naps #200256774-008 / gettyimages.com Children will do anything to get out of taking a nap including throwing a fit, sneaking out of bed and asking for multiple glasses of water. Most adults would give anything for a two-hour nap every day. In fact, if you tell a parent to go take a nap, they’llContinue Reading

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10 Things Kids Love that Parents Don’t

1. Chuck E. Cheese The video games are loud, the music louder and the screaming kids run in circles, high on sensory overload. The place usually smells like a gym locker and the pizza is only slightly better than a frozen one from the grocery store. Children have the time of their lives while parentsContinue Reading

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The Stouts Take the Upper Peninsula

Well, I don’t know if we took The Upper Peninsula or if The Upper Peninsula took us. I’ve been trying to write about this trip and all the wonderful and crazy things that happened for 10 days now. It’s hard to sum it all up and not bore you to death. I was thinking aboutContinue Reading

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