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.

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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When you become a parent, a whole universe of specialty items opens up before you: Dozens of different kinds of pacifiers, wipe and bottle warmers, swaddling blankets, and varied stroller systems. Here are a few of my favorite finds that don't require a stroll down the baby aisle. Table Survival: ...

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Looking for entertainment for when you stay close to home? Whether you have a tiny scientist, an avid storyteller, or a curious kiddo that always wants to know “why,” these subscriptions will bring fun straight to your mailbox each month! The Young Scientists Club The Young Scientists Club will intrigue your kids with monthly experiment ...

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While no one goes into their marriage planning to get divorced, sometimes we end up there despite our hopes and best efforts. With kids in the mix, it is particularly difficult — you don't have the opportunity to fully close the door and heal. During the process of splitting up, you have so many critical ...

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Each September, we all clamor for our three-day weekend that accompanies Labor Day. The holiday is meant to celebrate the American worker and provide some time off. For parents, especially with young children at home, time off rarely exists. What does a "holiday" weekend in my house look like? ...

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There are a variety of arguments that have flown around the Internet for years about working moms and stay-at-home moms. This article isn't written to address the pros and cons of working or not working. There's enough online for that. However, for those moms who are in the workforce, there are a number of benefits ...

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Getting out the door in the morning is a delicate juggling act, one that can be a struggle for even the most seasoned daycare veterans. Trying to find ways to streamline your departure? Here are some tips to help make drop-offs happier for both you and the kids. Have a toy or special item they ...

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Have you been thinking about camping with your kids? What are you waiting for? Camping can be an affordable and fun way to hit the road as a family. Heading out with young kids doesn't have to be a big undertaking. Here are a few tips to make your family camp out a success: 1 ...

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Who is responsible for the financial strategy in your home – and do you have one? Despite the increase in dual income households, many women still are not involved in their finances. When the unexpected happens, whether illness, divorce, or loss of a job, trying to track down necessary information ...

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Do you remember what girls' night out used to look like before kids? These days, the formula for a great evening out has changed. The plan. First, a "night out" generally means dinner instead of a multi-stop evening with drinks, dancing, or bar hopping. If we are feeling really crazy, we ...

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