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Dear Mom I See You

Dear Mom, I See You

Dear Mom,  I am sorry to say that I am guilty of not truly seeing you while I was growing up. I was definitely not the easiest child — dramatic, fiery, and stubborn — in contrast to my soft-spoken, gentle and accommodating younger sister. Growing up I never understood how you were able to be so […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Advice for Pre-Teens

Stuck in the Middle: Advice for the Parents of Pre-Teens

Think being a teenager is hard? Try being a pre-teen. You still like kids’ toys, playing outside with your friends, building on MineCraft, and watching the Disney Channel. But you also like “cool” stuff like celebrities, pop music, YouTube, and iPhones. If you’re a girl, you’re probably playing with make-up, but Barbies are only sometimes […]

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Uncertainty: Six Things We Can Teach Our Children

It’s difficult to process all the emotions that we experience when tragedy strikes. Whether it affects us directly or indirectly it can be challenging to cope with and understand. It seems that tragic events have been happening more frequently everywhere you turn. Natural disasters have struck around the world, and — if that isn’t bad […]

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Mom Hashtags

Has technology taken over our lives? It seems I can’t turn on the radio without hearing the word “HASHTAG” or “SOCIAL MEDIA” or “FOLLOW ME!” I mean, of course, I do the same. When the baby naps, I pull out my phone and check my Facebook notifications. But do you ever wonder what it was […]

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