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Our daughter got an iPod Touch and was SO excited! But, what about safety and avoiding too much screen time?

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One thing I dislike as a parent is having to make the big, hard decisions. I really wish there was a Decisions-Made-For-You Hotline I could call when I just can't choose. But...I'm the mom. I have to work with my hubs to come up with what's best and go with it.

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There's spending time with your child and then there's REALLY spending time with your child.

I pat myself on the back because I make time to play and talk with my 8-year-old daughter on a pretty regular basis. Yeah, I'm not as great as I sound. The thing I didn't realize is that I've been steering Alyssa to things I want to do and avoiding the things I don't. For example, if she says, "Hey, Daddy, can we play Barbies together?" I'd say, "How about playing some Lego Marvel Super Heroes on the Wii U instead?" Classic ME. She doesn't always get to play video games, so anytime I offer that choice, I know she'll jump at the chance. It's usually my "get out of doing that other activity card"...until this week! 

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I’ll bet I can top your “embarrassing stuff that happens when someone else’s child is in your home” story.

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My daughter had a play-date on Sunday. At the other girl's house. Without me.