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3 TRU Parenting Resolutions Worth Making this Year!

I need to lose 15 lbs. I want to save $1000 this year. Today is the first day of 2014 and you are probably being bombarded with competing marketing messages…

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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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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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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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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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The Difference Between Healthy Competition and Unhealthy Comparison.

Have you ever felt like you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt like, no matter how hard you try, you fall short? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s not…

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3 Parenting Truths I learned while running

I despise running! At least, I used to hate running. When people told me they were training for a triathlon or marathon I used to think, “Isn’t that why we…

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How Parents can Bust Through Ambivalence and Self Doubt: 6 Simple Ways

Last autumn my brother in law took my family rock climbing. We went to the beautiful “City of Rocks” in Idaho. “The City” as it is called by climbers, is…

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