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Help! My Teenage Daughter Wants Her Independence TOO SOON!

It’s never easy for a parent to deal with a teenager once she’s ready to take on the world.  It’s difficult because you want to encourage her independence, but at the same time, you want to make sure she’s protected and ready for such a large responsibility.  As an adult who has experienced what the world can toss your way, ...

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Stop These Bleeping Kids From Cursing!

When I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to swear.  It was very taboo and frowned down upon for a young child to spew out a curse word. I recall a time in elementary school where my best friend and I were playing outside during recess, and both said a curse word because we thought it would be cool.  We ...

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Employable Moms – Growing Professionally While Raising Kids.

In today’s technologically advanced world, there really is no reason why stay-at-home moms or moms on maternity leave cannot work from home.  Working from home has great advantages for women who want to dedicate time to raising their children and staying current with today’s fast-paced business world.  While a laptop is usually all you need for some occupations, you could ...

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The Realities of Dating as a Single Mom

I haven’t looked at my phone all day. I’ve been up since 5:30 am and haven’t stopped since. These days, I feel like I’m in a fog, going through the motions just to keep me and my son’s head above water. Shower, dress, make breakfast, chug coffee, get my son ready for daycare, drop him off at school, drive to ...

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The Tech Disconnect

Kids used to find ways of entertaining themselves; going outside, playing with siblings or friends.  They were forced to interact with each other and developed socially along the way.  Things like taking turns, sharing, losing/winning, compromising, complimenting others, and spending time in nature are some of the things we have allowed to go by the wayside.  Also showing decorum and ...

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Rebooting Our Kid’s Brains

If only we could “ctrl alt delete” our brains.  As adults, we tend to become set in our ways. But what about our kids? Truth is children will change the moment they see their parents change.  In fact, the hard part is rebooting ourselves, rebooting our kids’ brains isn’t as hard as one might think. Kids these days are very ...

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Praise Is Not Indebted To Your Child – It’s Earned

Last week, my two-year-old son “graduated” from PreK 1 into PreK 2. His daycare celebrated this milestone with a cap and gown ceremony. In order for our family to participate, his father and I had to pony up $40 for a cap and gown and take a half day from work so we could watch him walk across a makeshift ...

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Employable Mom’s Series – Thee Most Important Job

Help wanted: female, non-judgmental, with great humility. Applicant needs to be a nurturer, educator, practitioner of extreme patience, composer of on the spot lullabies to soothe the wailing soul of a baby, and determined enough to ensure a child grows up able to take on the world.  The list is endless when it comes to the requirements needed for this ...

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