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Money-saving Mama: Lessons from a saver and a spender

October 6, 2011 in INFORUM

In every relationship there is a saver and a spender. Regardless of whether both parties pinch pennies or spend like drunken sailors, someone will default into each role. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Less to sweat in second pregnancy

May 9, 2011 in INFORUM

As I progress through my second pregnancy, more than three years removed from my first, I’m struck by the differences between the two.
I’m carrying lower.
My stomach grew bigger much sooner.
I’ve felt a lot sicker. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Valuable lessons found in family stories

February 28, 2011 in INFORUM

Who are the storytellers in your family? Teacher Sally posed the question to a group of parents during a recent Early Childhood Family Education class in Moorhead, while our 2-year-olds played in the gym. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Can we ‘have it all’?

January 24, 2011 in INFORUM

For most of my motherhood, I’ve worked part time.
In many ways, the limited workweek has provided me the best of both worlds. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Moms mull punishment principles

December 6, 2010 in INFORUM

My mom thinks I’m a bad mom.
OK, that’s an unfair exaggeration. But it is how I felt after she told me I’m too permissive with my 2-year-old. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Slow down, sweet toddler

November 15, 2010 in INFORUM

‘Mommy, please I have fruit snack?” my 2-year-old daughter asked me so sweetly the other morning.
It was 7 a.m. “No, honey, you can’t have fruit snacks before breakfast,” I told her. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Tot’s choice: Neither

October 11, 2010 in INFORUM

The day I started offering my daughter choices was the day I thought I’d mastered this parenting thing. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: To spell or not to spell

September 6, 2010 in INFORUM

On a recent family bike ride, I called over to my husband as the trail neared a neighborhood park.
“Should we stop at the P-L-A-Y-G-R-O-U-N-D,” I said, using the spelling tactic to float the idea without getting our 2-year-old daughter, Eve, too excited about the prospect. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Car gives refuge

August 2, 2010 in INFORUM

This past week, my parenting took a back seat, literally. Continue Reading