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6 Steps to a Family Night that Will Make Every Day Better

On Monday night when I walk in the door after work, the energy of my children and their beaming smiles are contagious. They have been preparing for my homecoming all…

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33 Things I Want My Sons to Know

I remember watching my son hit his brother for the first time. I remember thinking to myself, “Where did he learn that?” My sister in-law spent a great deal of…

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2 Words that Can Calm Parent’s Emotional Storms

Do you ever feel like your head is going to explode? Between work and cleaning house and meals and laundry and the car that needs to be fixed and the…

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7 Parenting Paradoxes: Embracing the Irony

1. The volume paradox: The louder we are, the less they hear. When parents feel like their child isn’t listening the tenancy is to raise our voices. Logically we can…

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Parenting is Hard; and Awesome!

I’m always interested to hear what parents have to say to a new expecting couple when they start asking, “What’s it like to be a parent?” Did you ever ask…

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Love is the Greatest Parenting Skill: 4 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Kids Again Every Day

Do you remember the day your child was born? Do you remember the rush of feelings you had as you held your new born baby for the first time? I’ll…

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The Secret Solution for Kid Conflicts: Ask the Right Questions

I recently talked with a mother that was beside herself with frustration because her six and eight year old children were always teasing each other. It seemed like they couldn’t…

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What Olympic Hockey Taught Me About Parenting

Leave it to a man to make a sports analogy for parenting. Let alone an analogy using Hockey, of all the barbaric, violent sports out there. It’s not just a…

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3 Bits of Kid Wisdom

Don’t you hate when your children spout off some incriminating piece of wisdom that you don’t want to admit but you simply cannot deny! Sometimes the innocence and curiosity of…

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Groundhog Day: What’s Your Perfect Day?

What would your perfect day look like? If you had to live one day over and over, what would you want it to be? When you close your eyes and…

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