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Yours + Mine = Ours

Shari Macneall Blended families are more common now than ever before as many marriages include children from previous relationships. There are wonderful aspects to building your life together as a family, but not without some challenges. Congratulations!  Now that you’ve met the person you want to share your life with, you need to come up…

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Parenting Through Family Holidays

At Thanksgiving, we all want to spend special time with family. The holiday is tailored for just these, moments with our most precious relationships and special individuals. Kids, parents, grandparents, extended family and friends are the ones we want close, because they make us who we are. Throw in a few family birthdays, Christmas, annual holidays,…

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Parenting From the Sideline

So the story goes something like this… three days before my teenage son Myles’ (not his real name) progress report was due, he text me to say “Mom, I need a tutor for math.” In a normal situation a parent would commend their teenage child for taking this initiative.  However, this is not a normal…

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