How to Boost the Value of a Gift

Over sixteen years ago, one of my husband’s buddies gave us a wedding gift. It was a cream colored quilted blanket with a fringe, the kind you drape over your couch and grab to keep your toes warm on a winter night. I was impressed by the gift, but he laughed and said his mom […]

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What I Learned from an Afternoon of Free Range Parenting

It was a Tuesday and I had just picked up my Kindergartener from school with my four-year-old son in tow. Instead of heading straight home, we made our way up to the blacktop with some other boy moms whose kids needed to burn off some energy. There was plenty of playground structures and space for […]

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