The Hardest Thing about Being A Mother

The Hardest Thing about Being A Mother

What is the hardest thing about being a mother? Well, before my son was born I thought the hardest thing about being a mother was waking up 10 times in the middle of the night to calm a crying baby. Or maybe not having any free time to do anything I wanted. Or possibly it’s the extra weight that you gain, or the stretch marks, or the sore nipples after breastfeeding, or the lack of sleep… The list in my head went on and on. However, none of these things…

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Traveling Long Distance With Kids

Traveling Long Distance With Kids

I am currently traveling to the merry land of Disney for a family vacation, so we are getting plenty of “quality” time in the car on the trip there. Quality, of course, is a loose term to describe the periodic calm between the kid’s grumpy phases from so many hours in the car. I really have nothing to complain about, and I have a new appreciation for what my parents went through. These days we have electronic crutches to help get us through the long distance drives with kids. Sure,…

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Lowering the Legal Drinking Age?

Lowering the Legal Drinking Age?

Rach, the “teen” My hall has had five kids go to the hospital in the first six weeks of college. Everyone who lives in this hall is underage. Still, every weekend a group of us meet in the common room and we all walk together to the frat that’s having the best party. Clearly, underage drinking is a problem on my campus. But we’re not alone, this happens at almost every college. We have had lots and lots of meetings and assemblies on how to take care of a drunk…

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