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My son threw out his trophy -- here's why 0

The meaningless trophy

We got a note from the team mom of the middle school hockey team asking if we were going to participate this year. It’s not a school-sponsored team, just a town team that comprises...

Stop working so hard 0

Stop working so hard

Here is a very real example of the disparity between time off in the US vs. time off in Europe. (Hint: Americans are overworked.) I got a request from someone in Texas last night...

Parents do the best they can -- even if it seems like it's not enough 0

Parents do the best they can

One of my sons’ friends is stuck at home this summer, sharing a room with her two sisters in a small two-bedroom apartment in a concrete complex. She doesn’t have a job and can’t...

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