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Dec11
51 Things Your Child Should Do Before Growing Up

51 Things Your Child Should Do Before Growing Up

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What are the things that you want to do with your kids before they leave childhood behind? I feel like I can write this list with authority now that I have almost grown kids. Most of these things my children have done, except for my oldest who still has not mastered the cartwheel. It is something that makes me laugh every time he attempts it.

Dec04
Alpha Mom Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Alpha Mom Book Club: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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Having said that, there is no magic formula for parenting kids (wouldn’t THAT be nice!), but I think that this book has helped me realize some areas where I can improve, especially when it comes to the way that I communicate with my children. I feel like this book gave me ideas to make things better. It is easy to get “stuck” in one way of doing something and not be able to see your way out of it, even when you know it isn’t the best way. How many of us have had the horrified realization of hearing our own parents’ voices coming out of our mouths?

Nov20
8 Ways to Raise Thankful Kids

8 Ways to Raise Thankful Kids

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This is the time of year when we all start to thinks about being thankful. It is the time when we reflect on the past year and consider where we want to go in our lives in the upcoming one. How have you helped your children be thankful for all they are blessed with?

Nov09
On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

On The Eve of My Oldest Son Turning 18

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The years will fly by, I know right now you can’t believe that. But I am telling you as I sit on the other side of parenting, eighteen years in, that they will. Each year picks up speed. Life has a momentum that you cannot imagine today, in the early years when a day lasts an eternity.

Nov02
Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: The Five Love Languages Of Children

Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: The Five Love Languages Of Children

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When I read The Five Love Languages of Children years ago it truly revolutionized the way I parented my children. I remember there were several moments while reading when a light bulb would go off and I wanted to smack myself on the forehead for missing what seemed, in retrospect, so obvious. Rereading the book this time I was struck by how much I had forgotten

Oct26
Keeping Track of Your Kids, One GPS Coordinate At A Time

Keeping Track of Your Kids, One GPS Coordinate At A Time

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Once you accept that your kids will be monitored around school by a tracking device, what’s next? Should we have a problem with schools tracking our children with chips embedded in their school ids?

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