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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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31 Quick (2 Minute) Stress Relievers for Busy Parents

The holiday season and even parenthood in general can be stressful at times. There are so many demands made on parents. The job is never done and we often feel…

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7 Ways Not To Be a Boring Parent

When I got married and had kids my brother in law used to complain that married couples, especially with kids, became boring. Different stages of life present opportunities and responsibilities…

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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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What Do You Do?

Think about the last time you went to a party or just met a new person in an elevator, at church or while shopping. Was “what do you do?” one…

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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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