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A Father’s Duty: A Father’s Day Tribute

As I sit here on my bathroom floor writing this my thoughts are turned to my own father. A man of incredibly hard, callused hands and a soft, gentle heart….

Cute little boy frowning over his meal while playing with toys

Change Mealtime Woes Into Mealtime Wins!

Mealtime is a busy period of the day when schedules converge and stress is often high. Power struggles about refusing to sit at the table with the family, veggie battles,…

Happy family together, parents with their little child at sunset.

Hands Free Life Book Review

Everywhere you look today you will find cynicism, criticism, negativity and pessimism. Almost every headline is meant to incite outrage or controversy. We’re told that getting people riled up is…

Me me epidemic book review

The Disease Every Parent Needs to Guard Their Child Against: A “Me, Me, Me, Epidemic” Book Review

If you knew there was a new, highly contagious, highly destructive disease epidemic being passed around at school, at the play ground, throughout your community and even in your own…

increase your energy

How to Increase Your Energy and Keep Up With Your Kids: Simple Addition and Subtraction

How many times have you sat down to read with your kids and nodded off just to have your kids nudge you awake over and over again? It’s happened to…

Lessons from cinderella

3 Lessons From Disney’s New Cinderella that Make Me Want My Kids to Watch it Again and Again

Remember the feverish obsession kids had with Frozen? How can we forget, right? You may still be having nightmares of Elsa that you continue working through with your therapist. You…

What are we teaching when they're not listening

What are we teaching our kids when they’re not listening?

“Don’t Worry that children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you.” (Robert Fulgham). You may have seen this quote passed around on your favorite social media…

Toddlers having fun in the park for July Fourth.

Parenting with Liberty and Justice for All

Mention the “4th of July” and every American in the room will simultaneously hear “Independence Day.” What popped up in your mind when you read this special date? Did you…

Make summer awesom

6 Steps to Making Summer Awesome (For You and the Kids)

Summer presents a new transition for both a child and a parent’s mindset. You love your kids, but lets be honest about the fact that the beginning of summer brings…

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4 Essential Skills for Teaching Your Preschooler Self-Control

Envision your four-year-old, alone in a room, with a plate full of doughnuts right in front of him or her. You’re probably imagining something along the lines of “the cookie…

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