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Talking to Kids about Politics Raleigh Moms Blog

The Importance of Discussing Politics with Kids

Growing up, I had absolutely no idea the political affiliation of my parents. They apparently had two major rules: no discussing work (to avoid boredom perhaps) and no discussing politics. They never even told each other who they were voting for in any elections. What in the world did they talk about? Actually, I can’t recall […]

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Do preteens need a cell phone Raleigh Moms Blog

Do Preteens Need a Cell Phone?

A while back, I wrote an article in which I talked about NOT getting our lovely daughter (heretofore referred to as “The Girl”) a cell phone and how frustrating it was that her school was emphasizing cell phone use in class (her school is a “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD, school). This fall, my […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Raleigh Moms Blog

November: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Hot on the heels of October and our pink awareness ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness comes November and Lung Cancer Awareness, the oft neglected (in terms of research funding) cancer, with the white ribbon! If you are like me, you hear lung cancer and you immediately think, “Well, that’s why people shouldn’t smoke…”  And then […]

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Easy Weeknight Meal DIY Crunch Wraps Raleigh Moms Blog

DIY Crunch Wraps

The new school year is upon us, and with it comes the hectic schedules that never seem to jive with each other. I try my hardest to make a homemade dinner as often as possible, but you guys, it is hard not to mention annoying when it seems like no one likes to eat the […]

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Saving Our Sanity with a Summer Routine Raleigh Moms Blog

Saving Our Sanity with a Summer Routine

Summer is here! And our whole family is excited! The kids are happy to be out of school, I am happy to have a break from teaching, and my husband is happy to “have his wife back” because he swears my personality is vastly different when I am not teaching. I say this is called “Not […]

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