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10 Practices For Parents that Magically Add Hours to Your Day

Do you ever feel like you’re running from sun up to sun down? I know I’ve felt that way. If there is one thing that is universal to parents I…

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Rethinking Your ‘To-Do’ List

We live in a society today that values being busy and productive, even at the expense of real life. As parents we sometimes don’t fully engage with, listen to or…

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The Secret Art of Playfulness

Some days seem to drag on and on when nothing goes as planned. At some point we’ve all agreed with the sentimental quip about parenting, “The days are long but…

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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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7 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships

Whether we like it or not and whether we even acknowledge it or not, our relationships are always ebbing and flowing, growing or diminishing. Sometimes the movement of our relationships…

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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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Addiction and Parenting Don’t Mix

If you give a man a hammer, some nails, and any other materials he needs to build a home, and instruct him how to do it, in time, he could…

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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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