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Fostering Ryan Opened Our Hearts [PICTURE]
You may or may not know that Ryan was a foster child. Jenn went through the classes and the process of fostering and when Ryan was just seven weeks old, he entered her life. I will admit that it was a roller coaster ride with very high highs and some low lows.
Jen and Ben Doing It For The Kids
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married for 10 years before their Hollywood marriage dissolved within the last year.  Infidelity claims and alcohol abuse by Ben doomed their marriage, but these these things keep the separated couple from being at odds during the most emotional of times.
Do You Give Your Kid An Allowance?
I just read an article that the average kid ages 4 to 14 get anywhere from 5 to $10 per week. They do have to work for it, however, but mostly kids get paid for cleaning their own rooms. I think this is ridiculous.
This Video Made Me Cry So I Made My Kids Watch It [Watch]
One of my old (favorite) teachers posted this video on his Facebook page and at first I thought, "Ugh, I'm tired about hearing about bullying! Nothing will ever change."
Kids are mean. Maybe it's because they don't know any better? Maybe it's cause their parents …
Parents: This Video Is the Only Advice You Need [VIDEO]
Now, I don't have children but I'm definitely at the age where all of my friends (a lot of them, any way) have 'em. I've witnessed what they deal with, how easy it may seem at times and then how incredibly difficult and birth control worthy it can be others.
How To Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy
This morning we focused a lot about the terrible shooting in Orlando that happened over the weekend.
It's hard for adults to discuss this sort of thing, let alone children.  They don't know how to process this sort of tragedy, so this morning we shared some tips for parents for talking…
Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know
I haven't been this excited for Halloween since I was a little girl. I grew up in Scotia and wish I could say that my costumes were super cool, but I was obsessed with ballet, so I was a perpetual ballerina. So if you remember a little girl showing up for candy at your house, wearing the same c…

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