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Dec30
9 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier Family

9 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier Family

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2011 was a tough year for me on many levels. I want to box it up and put it away and never think about it again. It was a year where I lost my joy. I spent most of the year going through the motions, doing what needed to be done, but not really doing any of it well. This year I am determined to get it back and make my family happier in the process.

Dec20
Encourage Kids With Positive Labels

Encourage Kids With Positive Labels

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Make a name acrostic using your kids’ best character traits to encourage them.

Dec07
And So This Is Christmas

And So This Is Christmas

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The greater implications of having your every want fulfilled at 12 years old. We all desire this for our children, in theory, for them to be happy. All of us sitting here reading this on our computers are more blessed than most people in this world. How do we help our children appreciate this? Or do I expect too much from children?

Nov10
I Love Daylight Savings Time, When It Ends

I Love Daylight Savings Time, When It Ends

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This year when it came time to turn our clocks back an hour, I simply didn’t.

Oct31
What Our Kids Will Never Understand

What Our Kids Will Never Understand

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Do you know anyone’s phone number by heart anymore? Last week my phone went dead and I couldn’t call my kids from another phone because I DON’T KNOW THEIR PHONE NUMBERS!

Oct10
Does Every Parent Have a Favorite Child?

Does Every Parent Have a Favorite Child?

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I think what I object to the most is not the idea that parents might prefer a child, but the choice of the word favorite and the implication that the other child(ren) isn’t liked. In families that are not as large as mine this sets up a favorite/not favorite, a liked/unliked dynamic. In life we get along with some people better, that doesn’t mean we don’t like everyone else.

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