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Estranged: 3 Things You Lose When Your Family Stops Talking

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When your family stops talking everyone loses. In fact, there is collateral damage you don’t count on. Looking back, I now realize there was a trade-off when I left my family. Walking away proved to have some consequences I didn’t account for at the time. There is nothing I can do about it now but…

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Estranged: How to Heal a Broken Family Relationship

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Do you want to heal a broken family relationship? Many of you are hurting deeply because of something a family member did to you and you think it will never be the same. Sadly, you hardly talk anymore. Perhaps you are even estranged. When this happens, no one wins. I am one of many adult…

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Should You Apologize to Your Child? 5 Things Happen When You Don’t

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Should you apologize to your child when you do something wrong? Many parents never say sorry when they are wrong because they feel they are more superior than their child, they might lose authority or even feel a little silly doing it. And then there are some parents who just don’t believe they are ever…

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Five Important Things Kids Wish Their Parents Knew

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There are five important things kids wish their parents knew about them. Well, there may be more than five, but these are the five big ones you should pay attention to as a parent. You may wonder how I am so privy to this information. Perhaps you think it is something I read or heard…

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The Best Morning Routine Tips for Busy Moms

The Best Time Saving Morning Routine Tips for Busy Moms

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Do you have a morning routine? Over the years, I have developed a system to get things done in the morning, and it has worked incredibly well for me. I found if I get my chores done, the rest of the day is mine. If you work outside of the home, you can adapt this…

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How to Have the Worst Christmas Ever (and solutions for a good one)

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Table of Contents The Worst Christmas EverMeanwhile, in real life… the decorations and the tree barely get up (it was by blackmail and threats), no shopping has been done (broke), everyone has the flu, and “Uncle Bernie” is still a turd.1.  Have Unrealistic ExpectationsSolution:a).  Pick one event you really want to attend and do it.b). …

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Parenting: 3 Biggest Secrets I Wish I Knew When My Kids Were Young

Parenting: 3 Biggest Secrets I Wish I Knew When My Kids Were Young

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Parenting is not an easy gig. When I became a new mother I wobbled between great confidence and terrible doubt all in a matter of minutes. I was a teacher by profession and had the luxury of two older sisters to call which helped greatly. But there were just some things I had to experience…

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4 Brilliant Tricks to Stop Teen Entitlement in Your Family

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Are you dealing with teen entitlement? Many teens have a distorted idea of what they deserve or think they should get just because they exist. I wish it were not so, but this is the world our kids live in today. It’s probably the worst it has ever been. Some of this entitlement is created…

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3 Incredible Benefits of Being a Stay Home Mom

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There are many benefits of being a stay home mom. To many, staying home with your kids seems like an endless and boring job. But it is not. Actually, it’s anything but boring! Many would have you believe you are just a glorified babysitter. It seems like what you do doesn’t matter, but it does.…

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8 Insider Tricks for Making Money As a Stay Home Mom

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Do you need to make money fast? Are you broke? As a stay home mom, I have had to get creative. In fact, my husband (who is a CPA) and I have spent years devising ways to cut costs and add income. Let me share some of our greatest secrets. It seems unreal, but I…

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