With summer being a time of mostly constant togetherness for me and my two girls, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to enjoy this time together. Read more

Lauren Denton

"It’s often sweet to see your own characteristics or personality quirks in your children, but it’s harder, more uncomfortable, to see the flaws." Read more

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"They say the goal of parenting is to raise your kids so they will one day leave you. As the mother of two young children, that concept is hard to swallow. " Read more

Lauren Denton

"Young children are beautifully and blissfully unaware of what’s “cool” and what’s not." Read more

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The other day, my daughter Kate came running into the house, hair flying and cheeks pink, telling me I just had to come see this. Read more

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Matt and I always knew no child of ours would have straight hair. We both have curly hair, and most folks in our families have curly or wavy hair. As predicted, both Kate and Sela have beautiful curls. Read more

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Dr. Dale Wisely, a child and adolescent clinical psychologist, will be giving a talk on Parenting the Teen Driver Thursday, Feb. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Homewood Public Library. Read more


Lesson 2,684 since having kids: I am an over-reactor. Read more

Lauren Denton

A while back, my mom gave me a “grateful journal.” It included five lines for each day, and I was supposed to write five things I was grateful for each day. Read more

Lauren Denton

I read an Internet headline recently that said “World-Changing Men Don’t Change Diapers.” The column, from, referred to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Read more

Lauren Denton

When I was a child, I wanted to be a veterinarian so I could play with animals all day. A few years later, I wanted to be a neonatologist. Read more

Lauren Denton

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