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Tag: parenting

Be Their Calm

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Looming, it towers; casting a chilly shadow. A monster wave of desire unmet. Instead of reaching for the buoyant boat of self-control, a tiny...

Nailed It! :: Homeschool Bloopers

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Deciding to homeschool was a very easy decision for our family.  I have a Master’s Degree in Education, and I’m a stay-at-home mom, so...

Five Tips for Finding Your Mom Icon

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I was flipping through the pages of a magazine, admiring the silhouettes of clothes I’ll never be able to wear, reading the stories of...

My Kids See Me Cry Sometimes… & That’s OK!

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"Your children don't need to see you upset." "Be stronger for your kids." "Children don't need to know there are issues that make you cry." "Don't expose...

Things I’m No Longer Stressing About for my Sanity

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One of the more frustrating parts of parenting is constantly having to be the voice of reason to an otherwise unreasonable, smaller version of...

How to Raise Assertive Kids Who Can Stand Up for Themselves...

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Little eyes are always watching, little ears are always listening. My four girls recently had a front row seat to how well (or as it...

Sibling Rivalry :: Parenting Do’s and Don’ts

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Sibling Beef If you give a child a cookie, odds are her sister will want the same exact cookie with the same amount of chocolate...

A Call to Confident Parenting

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Today I have four children ages 4, almost 3 and twins that are 9 months. Just the other day I took them all out...

But I Miss My Daddy…Dealing with Divorce

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Recently, I have heard this comment so many times, and each time it breaks my heart. My husband and I divorced, and with this...

How to Raise Helpers

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In this age of competitive parenting, wouldn't it be nice to shift our focus from traditional measures of success to something that's less talked...

Miles of Perseverance :: A Story of Challenging Yourself

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Back in February we decided to do the silliest thing, sign our 4-year-old child up for HOCKEY. I find it silly mostly because I...

5 Things I’ve Learned From Child Loss

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In the four years since the loss of my then only child, Emma, I've grown, evolved, and overcome obstacles I wasn't sure I would....