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August 2011


Mamas don’t let your babies grow up

I’ve entered a bit of a sentimental phase recently. I don’t know if it’s because my daughter started Kindergarten a couple of weeks ago or because we celebrated our fifth year as a family this month. Maybe both. But lately…I miss my baby.   I’m loving this time with my daughter – don’t misunderstand. But the other night, we were watching some of the videos from our adoption trip to China – like we do every year on our “Familyversary” – and I was overcome with melancholy. How did those first few years slip by so quickly? And in a few more years, I’ll feel the same about these days with my sweet, little Kindergartener!   I know all parents go through these emotional trials. So many of my friends are...

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Parenting On “Vacation”

  We just got back from “vacation.” And when you “vacation” with a child, you really do need to put it in quotations, because it’s not really a “vacation.” It’s a “vacation.” You’re not lounging by the pool reading a juicy novel and sipping an umbrella drink. And even if you are poolside, there’s no lounging. When you “vacation” with kids, you are On. The. Go.   And, as I recently discovered, you are On. The. Job. Vacationing with kids is a 24-hour parenting gig. Not only are there no breaks in your day, but when you’re in a giant amusement park, you kinda have to be extra vigilant. Where are they? What are they doing? Are they crawling on or hanging from places or things they...

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Sarah Roe discovered the art of couponing in 2005 when her son was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies and the rising cost of medications and food made it difficult to feed her own family. By 2007, Sarah began teaching coupon workshops in Tulsa, Oklahoma and founded Tulsa's Coupon Queen, LLC

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