Tag Archives: Gratitude

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TRU Parent Daily Self Care Checklist

  Life is stressful. I get it. Between work, making meals, cleaning house, driving kids to all of their activities and everything else we do as parents, we need a…

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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…

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7 Ways to Take Frustration Off the Menu: Prevent Mealtime Meltdowns

Every parent knows that meal time, especially dinner time, is one of the craziest times of day. The whole family is finally converging after the rest of the world has…

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A Letter to the Moms In My Life

Dear Mom, You’re amazing! That is really the gist of what I want you to know today. If you could remember that one thing every moment of every day, that…

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Parenting Principles: 31 Teachings to Raise Children in Righteousness (An LDS Book Review)

I recently reviewed David Christensen’s new book, Parenting Principles: 31 Teachings to Raise Children in Righteousness. One of the purposes for creating my blog TRU Parenting is to help parents…

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5 Kids Later: 30 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting From REAL Life

Before I was married or had kids of my own I remember going to gatherings with family and friends, or going into public places and saying things like, “My kids…

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10 Parenting Moments When You Know You Must be Doing Something Right

Recently my middle son, Eli was sitting and talking quietly with my wife when he asked her the question, “Mom, is being a Dad hard?” My wife wasn’t sure where…

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Becoming Santa: Why I Keep the Tradition and Symbol of Santa Claus Alive

Watching my own 4 children race to their stockings on Christmas brings back the incredible happy memories of my own childhood. Not only does it bring back the memory of…

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7 Ways to Fill this Holiday Season with Less Stress and More Awesome

“Happy Holidays!” At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be, right? A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. We sing songs with words like,…

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5 Reasons to Go On an Adventure with Your Kids

Do you remember the adventures you used to have when you were a kid? I love to watch my own kids as they wander through our back pasture with walking…

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