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A "good enough parent", multigeneration living, and make your own fermented food

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A “good enough” parent is good enough
Crazy things go on every day, but blogger mom says it's okay to go easy on yourself. And share the best ways to forget the small stuff

Multigenerational living on the rise
Grandparents, parents and kids coming together. All together now, and it’s not all bad

3 easy fermented food projects
Boost nutrition, save money, and teach your kids about food



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