Tracy Jensen

Tracy Jensen is a writer, marketer, mother, fundraiser, marathoner, and music lover. A working, single mom of two kids ages six and five, she is notorious for doing things the hard way. In addition to writing for EverydayFamily, she survives suburban exile by blogging about life’s foibles at It Builds Character. She can be found at night ignoring the dishes and playing on Twitter.

Tracy Jensen is a writer, marketer, mother, fundraiser, marathoner, and music lover. A working, single mom of two kids ages six and five, she is notorious for doing things the hard way. In addition to writing for EverydayFamily, she survives suburban exile by blogging about life’s foibles at It Builds Character. She can be found at night ignoring the dishes and playing on Twitter.

Working from home? Whether part-time or full-time, working at home can be a challenge. The first thing you need to do is set up a proper workspace. Building an appropriate space can boost your efficiency, increase productivity, and help establish needed boundaries. Here are five tips to help you get started. ...

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Getting ready to send your little one off to school? Whether for a couple hours each week or full time classes, it can be a big change for your child - and you! I asked parents to see what books got their kids excited about heading to school. Here are their favorites. All are great stories to read and provide a perfect chance to stock up on ...

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I recently attended a birthday party for one of my son's classmates. Since our kids are only turning four this year, the parents generally stick around the party. Because we are all working parents with our kids in daycare, I have not gotten to know many of these parents. We hurriedly rush ...

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We've all been there: You are halfway through your grocery list when your preschooler has an epic meltdown because he can't have a cookie he saw and now must have. While you may know exactly how you would respond to this episode at home, what do you do in the middle of aisle seven to ...

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Marriage counseling isn’t just for struggling couples anymore. With ongoing shifts in household roles and workplace expectations, more couples are investing in the opportunity to stay aligned with their partner. Here’s why you should consider a relationship tune-up, with feedback from those who have been through it. 1. Having kids is ...

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Summer is here, and it is time to put your feet up with a glass of lemonade and a great book. OK, maybe that leisure time isn't always in the cards. If you're craving a good book but will probably have to put it down more than you pick it up, try one of these ...

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I don't consider myself to be someone who has ever gotten particularly hung up on gender stereotypes. My daughter has loved pink from the beginning of time, and I am fine with that. She has Barbies and cars, tutus and baseball bats. So when her focus on princesses intensified in preschool, I wasn't really ...

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Listening to children's music doesn't have to be painful. In fact, I have to admit that some of my kids' CDs stay on whether or not they are in the car. Think it's too good to be true? Check out these family favorites. I'll bet you will end up singing along, too! Justin Roberts: Meltdown ...

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Parenting young children is often about teaching habits — habits that allow them to take care of themselves well throughout their lives and to get along easily in the world: how to eat healthy, how to get dressed and brush their teeth, how to have good manners and take turns. And of course, asking them ...

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It’s National Water Safety Month and with summer around the corner, many families are thinking about swim lessons and water fun on summer vacations. If your little one is reluctant to join in, we have a couple of books that can help alleviate their anxiety and amp up the fun. Splish, Splash, Splat! Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob ...

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