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"I recently had a friend ask me how I had any time to read, and I told her it’s amazing how much time we waste on doing nothing when we really think about it," wrote Jaime Wyant. Here are a few tips you can incorporate in your life to get some “me time” back."

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"Sadly, my innate opposition has never stopped my children from asking (for a pet), and over the last year or so, I’ve started to dabble with the idea that maybe our family is ready for a pet. More specifically, a dog," writes Amanda Smith. "The more I think about it though, the more I’m reminded — usually by my boyfriend, Tony — of all the reasons I don’t really want one."

My oldest son is getting married next week. I’m pretty sure something is off with the numbers — like some sort of mathematical, time/space continuum thing gone awry — because I’m definitely too young for the “mother of the groom” title.

“At 35, everything changes. It’s like a switch. Your body’s done being young. It’s all downhill from there.” This bit of enlightening news was delivered by Jenni DeWitt's older, wiser 38-year-old friend last November – right before her 35th birthday. "She didn’t elaborate, and I was left to my own, horrible imaginings," Jenni said.

The Midwest is supposed to be lousy with snow during the winter, but where I live has had a newsworthy weather season these past few months. For the longest time in recorded history, the city of Chicago has had NO SNOW. Eighty five straight days without so much as an inch of the white stuff falling," wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "And the worst part is, it’s all my fault. I’m the reason we didn’t get any snow this year."

Dear Sassy Housewife: I have a 5-month-old baby. I haven't had a night out with friends in forever. Most of my friends aren't moms, so they like to hit up happy hour after work. I'd love to join, but I'm not sure if taking my baby to the bar is frowned upon or not. 

"There is trouble afoot at my house. Kate, the 21-month-old, has started to think outside of the box. It sounds great, I know. But it is not great. It is the opposite of great. The box is good. The box is important. The box is a delightful receptacle that keeps things in their proper place."

"There are many days where I wish I didn’t have a smartphone. The amount of time I waste throughout the day is more than I’d like to admit, and even though the easy solution would be to just get rid of my smart phone, there is also the part of me that doesn’t want to," wrote Jaime Wyant. "You see, I want to have my cake and eat it too."

"Let’s face it, the mind of a teenager changes very quickly. Knowing exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives isn’t something that is going to come easily," wrote Amanda Smith. "I can personally think of five different career fields my daughters, Abbey, 15, and Jaiden, 13, have chosen since we started talking about the subject many years ago."

Parents play a key role in their child’s physical fitness. Taking on that role not only has an influence on their childhood, it also influences how children approach physical fitness in the future. The habits we form in our youth make a difference when we get older; kids who are inactive usually remain inactive as adults.

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