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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What is the etiquette after sleeping in someone’s guest bed? My rule is to leave it as nice as I found it, which means making the bed. However, assuming (and hoping!) everyone washes bedding after each guest, I often wonder … Continue reading

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Enough was Enough

At the peak of the pandemic, I sat down one day worrying about the future for my children and myself. If this was the end of the world, was this how my life would be summed up? I looked at … Continue reading

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Childhood self

What do you wish you could tell your childhood self? You can’t make everyone happy, so don’t try.

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Say Yes With Joy

If you know you’re ultimately going to let your daughter have a three-person sleepover or allow your son an extra brownie after dinner, just go straight to a happy “Yes!” When you offer up an awesome gesture as if you … Continue reading

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Mother’s Rules

I am religious and generally conservative. A good friend who is a “free spirit” commented on the fact that I do not allow my son, 24, and his longtime girlfriend to sleep together in my house, saying this could contribute … Continue reading

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