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Holiday gifts for your kids that build togetherness

The holidays are the season for buying all the stuff, right? This is when we ply our kids with piles of gifts! But does it have to be? A few years ago, I started asking for experiences instead of things as gifts. First of all, I noticed the piles of things were adding up. Who […]

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Christmas Countdown

This is my first holiday season as a long distance father. Last year I lived in the same town as my daughter, then age 3, and I saw her every other weekend and one night during the week (sometimes over night). I was living in a small two bedroom apartment just minutes from her. During […]

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Need Christmas and Extended Family

The other day I got a very short email, simply: Any ideas for you and Allie for Christmas? What’s she into? Love, Mom I closed out of the innocuous and harmless request for ideas and started to feel a little choked up and sad. Truth be told, I guess I kind of know what Allie is into. I mean, Barbies […]

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Holiday Tips for Long Distance Parents

As I was searching for creative ways to celebrate the holidays, I came across this practical list by a family law attorney, Sharyn T. Sooho on www.divorcenet.comand felt like it was worthy of passing on