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Life in the Faster Lane

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My oldest daughter had to fight for everything: getting to see a PG-13 movie before she was thirteen, going to the mall alone with friends, getting a Facebook account. My youngest daughter gets to reap the benefits of the battles her sister fought.

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The Last Birthday (Party)

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There is a plot against you moms to drain your wallets, make you resent your friends, and remind you on a regular basis that you are no longer as young as you once were. I'm talking, of course, about the children's birthday party industry.

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Hypochondriac Kid ... or Lazy Mother?

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I have repeated the story of the boy who cried wolf so many times that I have become the mother who cried the boy who cried wolf.

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Cute Is a Four-Letter Word

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At almost a foot shorter than her sibling, it is more than just a metaphor to say that my youngest has grown up in her sister's shadow.

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Mommy, the Potty Mouth

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True Confession: I swear in front of my kids.

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My Daughter the Slob

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For the most part, I am pretty proud of my teenager's departures from the mommy mold. But there is one area in which we are so different that I'm about to tear my hair out.

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Reading My Kids' Minds

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Frustrated in my attempts to get my girls to open up, I have found a pretty good intermediary: books. That is why I have undertaken the tactic of reading what my children read.

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I Don't Want To Be a Role Model

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As far as I'm concerned, there is only one mother that I might consider a worthy role model for my children: Mother Teresa. And even then, I would suggest they question her fashion sense.

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