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Maggie J. Knowles

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The Parent Games

The tit-for-tat around chores is a bad thing for marriages The score is tied. There is no way she is...

The most important work

Stay-at-home mom Jennifer Smith sees the blessings in raising and schooling her eight kids It’s not always a choice. But for...

Interlude from daily grind trés magnifique

Three weeks before we were supposed to board a plane to Europe, my husband decided he was “too busy”...

Setting my son loose in Shady Oaks

1986: Open on a formal dining room, set for Thanksgiving. Several well-dressed elderly couples conduct polite, quiet conversation. Also...

Talking to kids about death

The first and only time I saw my dad cry was when our cat died. The generally stoic man...

The Last Snuggle

My son turns 10 this month. A decade of days. Next year, he will no longer hold up two...