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24
Oct
2011

“You are gut wrenchingly controlling!” Popular wisdom indicates that a mom would never want to share with other moms those words if they were to fly out of the mouth of her child. Then there’s me (and many more like me) who understand that being a mom is not about seeing eye to eye with your […]

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14
Oct
2011

Free Childcare Offered

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Are you set in your ways, comfortable in your daily routine? Do you have a great system in place that allows you to move relatively smoothly through your days? If the answer to these two questions is yes I would like to challenge you to shake things up a bit by finding someone who could […]

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12
Sep
2011

A Familiar Voice

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Our family vacation each summer requires a long road trip and I am most blessed to have a husband that prefers to do all the driving. That leaves me with the option of engaging in fun and games with my children, chatting incessantly, quietly reading, writing or sleeping. Usually sleeping on the way to vacation […]

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06
Jun
2011

Being a mom brings out the absolute “protect and preserve” gene in all of us, which can be a great thing. But it can also be a not so great thing. Case in point: my need to over-protect and preserve my young son at all costs. Admittedly, this need was born out of concern because […]

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27
May
2011

Birthday MOMents

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Birthdays are a wonderful thing because they are a time of reflection. In the case of children’s birthdays it is a time to reflect not only on your child…but yourself as you raise that little person. My daughter is one amazing girl. Better than I will ever be. Maybe her wonderfulness is due partly because […]

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18
May
2011

Are You a Fun Parent?

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When was the last time you did something really fun with your children? Do you find yourself uttering more and more, “I can’t I am too busy!” Hey parents…I have a suggestion, the next time you think, Nah, I can’t do that! May I suggest you smack yourself upside the head and say out loud […]

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04
Apr
2011

Do you long for the opportunity to have a Date Night with your spouse? Do you feel cheated because you cannot manage to get out of the house and date night just keeps not happening? Newsflash…you do not have to leave the house to have a date night! Really! Allow me to explain. Years ago […]

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28
Feb
2011

Sacrificial Parenting

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I wander around social media pretty regularly…and color me shocked when just the other day I heard, and I quote, “being a mom is the in thing in Hollywood.” Well, isn’t that special? That eyebrow raising statement then led me to a link over to a heart warming {she types with her tongue in cheek} […]

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09
Feb
2011

Scared of Thunderstorms?

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So, there you sit in the family room all ready to enjoy family movie night and you hear it, a distant rumble of thunder. You quickly attempt to turn the volume up on the television hoping Junior doesn’t notice.  Too late! As you glance over you see the fear in his eyes and you know […]

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12
Nov
2010

Tis the season for travel, as Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! But my, oh my…what shall we do during all that travel? If you are like me you don’t want your children glued to a “screen” during the entire journey […]

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