Questions from My Kids on the Border Crisis

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are […]

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Prize Money?

All of the experts agree that a consistent bedtime routine is key to getting your kids to bed easily and to fall asleep quickly. Things that have worked in the Kratovil home? Reading bedtime stories. Listening to lullabies. Having Alexa remind the kids it’s bedtime (I got that idea from the Triple Comma Guy on Silicon […]

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Do Your Kids Need a Permit for Their Lemonade Stand?

Signs that summer has officially started for my kids? None of them has any clue what day of the week it is. They eat like Hobbits (first breakfast, second breakfast, pre-lunch snack, lunch….). They wear swimsuits all of the time so they can hop in the pool whenever the mood strikes them (judging by the […]

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Are You Liable for Your Party Guests Wasting Away in Margaritaville?

Summer officially starts this weekend. Well, except for my three older girls who still have school after Memorial Day. Good news for them is they only have one full day, one half day, and one quarter day left. Even better news for me? This translates into one school lunch (i.e., whatever prepackaged snacks can be scrounged […]

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