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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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Scream Free Parenting

Scream Free Parenting

Is It Really Possible – and Effective? Parenting – it’s not about the kids. This is the ironic message that is delivered in Scream Free Parenting, by Hal Edward Runkel. According to Runkel we are too focused on our kids, too ready to help them, control them, mold them, and be with them. We scream […]

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Discipline without Tears and Tantrums: Is It Possible?

Discipline without Tears and Tantrums: Is It Possible?

Somewhere along the line I found myself moving in parenting from searching for discipline methods that really work to trying to teach self-discipline. As the kids get older and I as their mom get a tad bit wiser, those naughty little moments and tantrums with full-frontal flailing on the floor moments have subsided. They are […]

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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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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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5 Date Night Ideas

5 Date Night Ideas

For Busy Parents of Little Ones You’ve got drool marks across your shoulders, congealed bananas in your hair, and a wet-wipe hitchhiking on the bottom on your slipper (and you don’t even want to know how it go there or why it’s staying). Date night is perhaps the furthest thing from your mind – but […]

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Working After Baby Arrives

Working After Baby Arrives

Do You Want or Need to Go Back to Work After Baby? I wanted nothing more than to be present for every moment of my newborn’s life, but our wants sometime compete with our needs more than we would like them to do. I wanted to finish my college degree, so I needed to work […]

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In Defense of the Stay-at-Home Mom

In Defense of the Stay-at-Home Mom

I was recently at a party and I kept overhearing the conversations floating between a group of women – all commiserating with each other about how “boring” it would be to “just be” a stay-at-home mom. These women all work full-time outside of the home and all were agreeing that stay-at-home moms have too much […]

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Extraordinary Children from Ordinary Parents

Extraordinary Children from Ordinary Parents

Raising Resilient Children By Focusing on Basic Needs Kids are resilient – we hear it all the time and I know I’ve even said it after watching my children pick themselves up, from either physical or emotional pain, and dive right back in again. However, they aren’t born resilient – they are given tools. I […]

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Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children

In a World of Challenges For many parents it is a goal to raise their children to be strong, full of integrity, nurturing, and resilient. We want our children to be able to withstand the tough times and fight through obstacles confidently. But how do we go about doing this in a modern world that is […]

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