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Tips and advice for raising girls. Posts written by mom of girls.

Tips For Flying With Kids

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After almost 12 years of flying with kids, here’s my “how to fly with kids and not lose your mind” list.  Give each child a backpack as their personal bag. I believe in this so much I dedicated a post to the beauty of using backpacks as a child’s carryon. Backpacks are easy to carry, can […]


Love You Forever Challenge – Parents Edition

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A few months ago I heard Sheri Salata, former OWN Co-President and past producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, talk about her experience with Oprah. She said lots of great things, but one thing made a huge impact on me. She said, “Oprah ran it like a mission, not a business.” Of course there were […]

Favorite Carry-on Luggage for Kids

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When looking for good carry-on luggage for my kids there were 4 musts on my list: easy to maneuver, roomy, durable and fashionable. Turns out a really good option wasn’t typical luggage at all. It was a Pottery Barn rolling backpack! We went with the Fairfax, but the Mackenzie can work, too. Why A Rolling Backpack […]

Family TV Shows that Inspire Girl Entrepreneurs

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Finding family TV shows that the girls and I both love has taken a lot of effort, but we now have a good list of things to enjoy together. Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of our favorites, by category. First up are the shows we watch with a business focus. These […]

TV Has Turned Our Dinnertime Into Fun Time

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I wasn’t into having my kids help me cook dinner. Then one day as they were eating I heard someone say,“Well, this is good, but the broccoli was cooked a little too long. It’s not as bright as it should be.” What?! Are they really judging my cooking? Insert my wide eye stare here. Then […]

How I Stay Sane and Optimistic Through Grief and Other Life Obstacles

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I’m an optimist. Optimism takes work. So does joy and happiness. Especially when life happens and you find yourself reeling from grief, depression, disappointment or sadness. Over the past few years my optimism muscle has gotten a real workout. There’s been the grief of losing people that were so dear to me – aunts, cousins, a […]

MOM REVIEW: Google Family Link – Parental Control for Android

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Monitoring Your Child’s Android Phone Using Google Family Link – What You Need To Know   Monitoring my kids phone usage, especially online habits and apps accessed, was a big deal for me when I gave them phones earlier this year. We have Android devices, so I decided on Google Family Link. We’re a few […]

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