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Am I doing the right thing for my kids

Am I Doing The Right Thing For My Kids

  Am I doing the right thing for my kids? This is a question we ask ourselves a lot as busy kids. When my stepsons were younger and I was “forcing” them to eat at least a little of two different vegetables each meal and there was a lot of whining and carrying on I wondered if […]

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Are You Afraid You’re Not A Good Mom?

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  You know those moments…the moments of doubt. When your child is mad, sad, angry or frustrated and you feel it. That sure feeling, that you are the worst Mom out there. Everyone else seems to know what to do. Their kids don’t hate them…why is it so hard for you? Why are you not […]

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Why My Focus Is On Helping Busy Moms

Busy Moms are always on the go…running after kids, getting them fed, ready, to school or an activity then off to work, cooking, paying bills, doing laundry and so much more. We often feel like we have to do it all, the burden is all on us. This, right here is why my focus is […]

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Kids’ Chores, What Do Kids Learn By Helping Out

Kids’ Chores, What Do Kids Learn By Helping Out By: Lori Thayer Chores for kids, should they be helping out?  If you ask them they would definitely say no. But, kids learn important lessons by having regular responsibilities around the house.   Think back to when you were a kid. What were your responsibilities at […]

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What Type Of Thinker Are You, Learning About The Mind From Temple Grandin

The mind of Temple Grandin is fascinating because it works very differently from most of ours.  She is a visual thinker, thinking in pictures.  Recently there was an HBO movie about her life, starring Claire Danes, that won many awards.  The movie beautifully illustrates how her mind works. Why does this matter? What can we learn from Temple Grandin? […]

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Things To Do Outside With Your Kids For Free Or Close To It

Kids getting restless? The weather is improving and it is time to find things to do with your children outside.  If your kids aren’t excited to play outside on their own get outside and play with them.  There are a lot of fun family activities that everyone can do together. Not sure how to find […]

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