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Estranged From Family at the Holidays: 7 Ways to Cope

Are you estranged from family this holiday? Or maybe you are dealing with a family rift. I know how you feel. I spent 7 years estranged from my family, and it was awful. Frankly, it sucked. The holidays were the worst because they reminded me things were not right in my life. And I felt…

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33 Ways to Bring Your Family Together at the Holidays

  Do you want to bring your family together at the holidays? The best way to get your crew interested in family time is to create some holiday cheer and make some fun traditions. Here is a list of things my family has done over the years. I am so glad my husband and I…

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How to Agree on Faith When Raising Kids

Do you and your spouse agree on faith? What you and your spouse think and believe about God will directly impact how you raise your kids and their outcome. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time to figure this out until it is too late. And then they spend most of their married life arguing…

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Is Your Pre-schooler in Charge: 9 Ways to Regain Control

Is your pre-schooler in charge? You may not realize it, but a three-year-old could be running things in your home. It sounds funny and a bit ridiculous, but it happens all the time. I have seen grown adults cower many times to the cries of their pre-schooler and capitulate within seconds just to keep the…

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The Best Secret to Keep Your Kids Healthy

Do you know the best secret to keep your kids healthy? I bet you are looking for a super health tip or maybe even an herbal remedy that will keep your kids from getting a cold or theĀ flu. Flu season is upon us, right? But I want to talk about an even more serious health…

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13 Ways to Be the Best (or Worst) Parent Ever

  Do you want to be the best parent ever? It’s a lofty goal but not impossible. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to make sure you are not the worst parent ever. You may wonder what I mean by this. This post can help you quit behaving in ways that are…

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How to Get a Picky Eater to Eat Everything

How do you get a picky eater to eat everything…or almost everything? I bet you’re thinking, “Ha! Ha! She has never met my child. This will never happen.” Yep. I get that. But we all start out the same way when we are born. We neither like nor dislike anything when we come out of…

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When You Feel Like You Have Failed as a Parent

Do you feel like you have failed as a parent? I understand. Maybe you think that since I write a parenting blog my life has been perfect as a mother. Eh, think again. I have done a lot right, but I have made a few parenting mistakes I wish I could undo. Hence, the name…

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9 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Co-Sleeping

Should you avoid co-sleeping or bed-sharing with your child? (Co-sleeping means in your room. Bed sharing means in your bed.) I tried co-sleeping and bed-sharing for a little while and, yeah, I must admit, it was pretty awesome not getting up in the middle of the night to nurse. Also, I loved the extra loving…

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37 Easy Ways to Help Your Child be School-Ready

Do you know how to help your child be school-ready? Most parents want to do the best they can to make sure their child is prepared for school, but they don’t know what to do or how to do it. I can help you. I am an English teacher, and I taught my own kids…

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