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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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Two words to replace “Good Job!”

My 18 month old daughter, Emma, loves praise. When we put music on and she begins to twirl and dance, her older brothers reinforce it with an exuberant “good job.”…

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The Secret Parenting Technique of Not Knowing

I just sat down in the middle of his floor and said, “I’m not sure what to do.” This wasn’t some trick or parenting technique I had learned. I really…

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43 Quick and Simple Ways to Make Your Kid’s Day

There will be plenty of opportunities for teaching and correcting and messing things up by thinking we have all the answers. Sometimes it’s helpful to take a break from all…

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3 Ways Kids Can Enhance Your Marriage

On my fifth anniversary, I wrote my wife a fairy tale book based on our life together. At that point, we had two children and were well on our way…

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The Solution to Punishment

“Want to know a dirty, little secret about punishment? It doesn’t work.” (L.R. Knost) There is often a lot of confusion in parent’s minds when they read a statement like…

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The Why and How of Creating an Awesome Bedtime Routine

As I settled into the couch cushions after a particularly long and full day for the usual routine of story time before bed, I let out an audible sigh. My…

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10 Things I Need To Teach My Kids Before They Leave Home

When I got to college it was amazing how many of my roommates didn’t know how to do laundry or cook something other than ramen noodles. I could respect someone…

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