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Homeschooling Can Ruin Your Marriage

Homeschooling Can Ruin Your Marriage

For better or worse. In sickness and in health. Perhaps you pledged things like this during your wedding vows, but did you also promise to honor your partner during homeschooling and times of sanity? You might make it through those “broke” years or come out the other side from a life threatening illness, but whether […]

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Get More Out of Family Meals

Get More Out of Family Meals

You’ve probably heard a zillion times that eating together as a family is good for you. Studies show doing this a few times a week help kids to do better in school, take fewer risks, and learn to communicate better? But how are you supposed to get them there when everyone’s lives are hectic, filled, […]

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Would You Do It All Over Again?

Would You Do It All Over Again?

Back to the Future – Living a Purposeful Life as a Parent and Grandparent Would you go back to high school if you could know then what you know now? Or how about take a trip like that infamous one Michael J. Fox took in Back to the Future? There is no time like the […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Be a Work-at-Home-Mom

7 Reasons Why You Should Not Be a Work-at-Home-Mom

The Life of WAHMs Uncovered After more years than I can count, I think I finally consider myself to be a bonified work-at-home mom. And I love it. But that doesn’t mean that this gig is for everyone, or that there aren’t days when I consider what a “normal” life might look like if I […]

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Fasten Your Seatbelts! You’re Parenting a Tween

Fasten Your Seatbelts! You’re Parenting a Tween

3 Bumps in the Road Tweens Face – and How We Can Help Them Charlene Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese, authors of The Roller-Coaster Years, pinpoint three of the issues of which I hear so many parents struggling with their tweens and young teenagers. Distraction Disorganization Disinterest This three ring circus, as described by Giannetti and […]

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9 Ways for Parents to Recharge

9 Ways for Parents to Recharge

10 Minute Pick-Me Ups for Tired Parents Last night was glorious. My husband and I sat for one entire segment of a sit-com from one commercial break to the other – without any interruptions. Except, that is, for the occasional banging of any of the 5 pairs of children’s feet on the floor above us. […]

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21 Great Parenting Quotes

21 Great Parenting Quotes

To Lift You Up and Make You Laugh Some days are just harder than others. We get sucked into the schedules, we snap at our spouses because our kids snapped at us, and even the dog seems on edge. No sock has a match, the sink is full of dirty dishes, and you just don’t […]

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

It is an unavoidable fact: kids are hungry. Almost all of the time – especially those teenagers! Somewhere between school, work, football practice, LEGO league, homework, and laundry, parents all over are trying to find ways to prepare meals for their kids. It might be easier to throw a frozen pizza in the oven, hit the […]

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Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance

But Apparently Not for Daughters Sometimes we are so worried about teaching our children about equality and warning them against the evils of discrimination that we forget about common sense. We not only put on kid-friendly gloves, but we sanitize the surroundings and color everything the same shades so that we don’t risk hurting feelings […]

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Posted in Developing Confidence, Developing Daughters, Developing Social Skills, Education, Featured, Hot Topic, Marriage, Parenting Tips, Teen0 Comments

Do Moms Really Need Hobbies?

Do Moms Really Need Hobbies?

You know the moms – the ones who knit gorgeous scarves for entire villages while they simultaneously cheer at all of the appropriate times during their kids’ soccer games, decorate birthday cakes that rival those on Cake Boss, or decoupage their way into the Guggenheim. These are the moms who have hobbies that make them […]

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