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A Mother's View: For over a month, her canal has been covered with stinky blue-green algae that's made spending time outdoors unbearable. more

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Do you feel your family is alone, on its own? Maybe there’s something you can do about it. more

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Near the end of the school year, my husband and I found ourselves arguing yet again with our 13-year-old son about what was a reasonable amount of time to spend on technology. more

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An unverified out-of-state threat had been made toward my daughter’s elementary school. Police had been dispatched. The school was on a code yellow. more

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Our obsession with teens being entitled, lazy, whiny Tide Pod-eaters is downright cliché. more

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A year ago, my then-12-year-old son, who has been a die-hard, crazy-devoted soccer player basically his whole life, seemed to lose his enthusiasm. more

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The whole situation was incredibly frustrating, and I kept beating myself up about it. Everything was so off track, but I just kept shrugging my shoulders instead of trying to fix it. more

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I had to deliver some news to my daughter that was going to be incredibly disappointing. It hurt my mama heart to even think about it, and I was dreading it with every fiber of my being. more

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This is the year my first born will go to high school. more

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    Kira Lewis of Cape Coral is mom to two children, a writer and founder of calmandchaosmama.com and sunshineandhurricanes.com.