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Peace on Earth?… Let’s Start with Peace at Home

“And in Despair I bowed my head: There is no peace on earth, I said, For hate is strong and mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to…

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3 Ways to Keep Romance Alive in Your Marriage, (Even with Kids)!

First off, let’s demolish the myth that there is no romance after the kids come along. Adding shared responsibilities and kids to the mix can actually enhance our intimacy. It…

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5 Things Buddy the Elf Helped Me Remember and Love About Having Kids

“Look, there is Uncle Andy!” My six year old niece said as she flipped through the holiday movies her mom was showing her. She was holding one of my favorite…

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4 Secrets of Dads Bonding with Baby

I’ve never heard a father say, “Mom’s get to do everything; they get to carry the baby for nine months, they get to birth the baby, and they get to…

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The Value of Perspective

What in the world were they thinking? That is the million dollar question. When your child has scribbled all over the wall or made notch marks on your kitchen table…

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17 Reasons to Read With Your Child

Do you ever wonder how to get more positive time with your kids? Do you search for ways to teach your children skills and values without it ending in a…

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9 Ways To Overcome Backtalk With Respect

So many of us know the situations all too well. You make a simple request like, “Please clean your room” and you get a face that could curdle milk and…

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Gratitude: The Antidote for Entitlement

We’ve all experienced the entitled rant of a child that wants something NOW! “Mom, buy me this gum!” they scream. There’s no please. Really, it’s not even a question, it’s…

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5 Secrets to Make Your Family’s Thanksgiving Traditions Incredible!

Thanksgiving and the whole holiday season is a wonderful time for making memories that last forever. Everywhere you go, all over the world, people have traditions that bind them to…

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Two words to replace “Good Job!”

My 18 month old daughter, Emma, loves praise. When we put music on and she begins to twirl and dance, her older brothers reinforce it with an exuberant “good job.”…

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