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A Letter to My Fellow Daycare Parents: Please Keep Sick Kids at Home

I thought we daycare parents were in this crazy circus of drop-offs, pick-ups, and runny noses together. You know the drill; multiple times a week we smile and offer each other a quick hello while taking our children to or from their classroom before hurrying out, all while trying to not leave a shoe, sippy […]

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Let ‘Em Laugh: Embracing Your Spouse’s Sense of Humor

There I was enjoying a nice, relaxing shower. The kids were sleeping, the clothes were folded, and the floors were actually mopped hence I was enjoying a 10 minute shower instead of the typical hurried five minute one. Suddenly, I hear running footsteps. My husband bursts into the bathroom, opens the shower door, turns around, […]

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“Military Brat:” Helpful or Harmful?

I grew up living the life of a “military brat.” My dad served in the Air Force for twenty years. We used the term “military brat” as did everyone else we knew. It wasn’t in an offensive way, it merely let the world know who we were: children of military members. This was important since so many […]

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How to Simplify Your Christmas

Christmas. As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” However, for many of us, it also can be the most stressful time of the year. Besides all of our normal day to day activities and work, there is a multitude of other responsibilities to handle. Shopping for gifts, holiday parties, school parties, […]

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Raising Brave Kids in a Fearful World: 5 Things to STOP Doing Now

Raising Brave Kids in a Fearful World: 5 Things to STOP Doing Now

I once thrived on current events and the daily buzz of world news that streamed to my phone and television. Now, it seems that I wait with bated breath for the next news update that will take my breath away. Like many fellow parents, I’m concerned about how my child will eventually process these instances. […]

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Dealing with kids in public can be a challenge.

The Case for Chastising Your Kids in Public

“Thank You Momma.” The voice came from behind me. It was an unfamiliar voice, but it sounded like she was speaking to me. I turned, just enough to identify the speaker. Behind me was a woman, about my age. A boy about my own children’s ages was filling his cup beside her.  Our eyes met. […]

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