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How to find your kindreds…

How to find your kindreds... by Keri Kettle

I have often told new moms that the best way to find other parents who might be your friends is to make an inappropriate joke about drinking while parenting, and see who laughs.  If you crack a joke about slipping some rum in your coffee at the playground and the mom next to you raises […]

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What the parenting books don’t tell you…

What the parenting books don't tell you... by Keri Kettle

Before the baby comes you read Spock or Brazelton or What To Be Terrified of When You Are Expecting… There were moments when my teen was a toddler and her tantrums seemed like they would never end, I would sit outside her bedroom door and read Becky Bailey’s There Has To Be A Better Way. […]

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My best parenting tip…

My best parenting tip... by Keri Kettle

My friend told her daughter that if she thinks one of her parenting rules is dumb, she wants her daughter to tell her why. She told her, “I’ve only been a parent of a 14-year-old girl since you turned 14, if something’s not working and you have a better idea – speak up!” My favorite parenting method […]

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The secret to getting enough alone time…

The secret to getting enough alone time... by Keri Kettle

Most women need some time alone.  Some of us (like me) need a LOT of time alone.  I’m not an introvert but I definitely need quiet time, completely by myself, in order to avoid being cranky and pissy. The thing is that it is a very rare day that your partner or your kids say […]

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The kids are watching…

The kids are watching... by Keri Kettle

We are walking through the shoe department, my almost seventeen year old and I.  I pick up a pair of glittery Toms and hear a voice in my ear, “No, mom. Ew.” I wander over to the sandals and pause in front of a pair with a thick white sole, I’ve seen some like this […]

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