Medical Costs (Rant)

I just paid a doctor’s bill. The bill, which our insurance company negotiated down to $120, covered 5 minutes of actual interaction with medical professionals. $120 for 5 minutes. Luckily, we’re in a position where medical costs like these aren’t too big of a deal, but not everyone is in our position. My youngest daughter managed to slightly rip her…

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10 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

My house is over-run with toys. It is a 24/7 job to attempt to contain all of the kid-stuff strewn about by two toddlers. I’ve secretly removed a number of toys (and even some books!) from the kids’ play area – neither of themĀ even noticed they were gone! Aside from my desire to keep clutter at a minimum (well, as…

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