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Dec20
26 Acts of Kindness

26 Acts of Kindness

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I began to tell my children about all the good things that happen. All the people who are good that far out number the bad. Often we don’t recognize or acknowledge these things. We do good quietly. But, doing good is contagious. I learned that from Ann Curry’s #26Acts of Kindness movement.

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?

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?

Oct19
I Am Heading to Hell in a Handbasket Full of Homework

I Am Heading to Hell in a Handbasket Full of Homework

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Once I graduated from college I thought my homework days were over. Little did I know that once I had children I would have homework once again. These days just the word homework causes my shoulders to slump and release an exasperated sigh. The second question out of my mouth every single day is “What kind of homework do you have?”

Oct17
Teaching Your Kids How To Care for Pets

Teaching Your Kids How To Care for Pets

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Once kids are school-aged like mine, it’s reasonable to expect them to shoulder some pet care responsibility. However, keep in mind that, although they may want to handle something like the litter box or dog walking, they might not be ready just yet.

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