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Initiative is a Myth

Initiative is a myth, and I can prove it. Think back to your childhood. Did you do basic household chores without being asked? I’m sure you did because everyone knows today’s moms are perfect in [...]

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5 ideas for adding more wonder to your Easter

  We know Easter isn't about the bunnies, eggs, pastels, and chocolate. (Well, maybe its' a little bit about the chocolate...We see you sneaking some out of your kid's basket, along with [...]

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Here we go again

Well, it’s happening again. Almost two years ago my family moved from Colorado to Berlin, Germany when my husband accepted a teaching position at a German-American school. At the time I remember [...]

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The Fine Art of Letting Kids Be Bored

  "I'm bored." No, not me. My kid. That's what he told me. He's bored. Keep in mind that his room is filled with a decent supply of toys. He's also stocked with an amazing collection of [...]

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Full-Sensory Legacies

There's a family in my neighborhood that constantly plays together in the street. It's a beautiful thing. I honestly have no idea how they pull it off in their schedules. If I was completely [...]

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Rethinking Discipline

The homes we spent time in as a kid had a particular feel to them. Maybe it was the way the backyard sounded at night, along with how your grandparent's house smelled during the day. Maybe your [...]

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When a diagnosis doesn't define our kids

My feet bounced under my chair, my mind raced, and my jaw hurt from chewing my lip. I was nervous and anxious waiting for test results...but not my own. The results were from a test my son, [...]

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Tee-Ball Parenting

I'd like to think that tee-ball started off as a good idea. In reality, tee-ball is a one-hour exercise in paying attention. I'll get to that in a moment. But let's first put ourselves into the [...]

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What this story taught me about letting my kids mess up

Last year I started a project. Wanting to know more about faith (specifically why a relationship with God is important in today’s world), I interviewed a lot of interesting people from all over [...]

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How I'm teaching my kids to write a journal

Last summer I purchased journals for my kids. Knowing that prayer/scripture journaling has made a big impact on my faith, I thought I’d introduce my boys to the practice. I wanted them to [...]

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(Podcast) 6 hot mess confessions from moms on the first day of school

In parenting, milestones like the first day of school (whether it's preschool, kindergarten, or college) stir up a lot of hot mess feelings. We're ready for our kids to move forward, but we [...]

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(Podcast) Helping Kids Set Goals and Manage Time