Things Are Not What They Seem

The other day as I was cooking supper in the kitchen, my son came in and asked if he could go down to the bike path by himself.  He wanted to explore the tall grasses and little creek. As much as I knew he would be fine, I said, “No, not now.” As soon as…

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How Technology is Becoming a Crutch

Walk into any home and you will find that electronics largely outnumber the people living in the actual home.   According to the EPA most households own 24 electronics! Does anyone else find this disturbing???? As a teacher and parent, I can firmly say,

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Teaching Kids Responsibility Through Work

What started out as a fun way to earn some extra dollars for the summer, turned into one of the greatest confidence builders and real life skills lesson opportunity for my boys.

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Does Money Cloud Your Parenting?

I feel SO strongly that every single one of us has amazing potential in life and an amazing capacity to love and do good in this world!!! I know that everyone loves their kids and wants the best for them and feel at my core that everyone has good intentions, but sometimes we get confused…

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Striving for Mediocre – The Parenting Crisis

We have a parenting crisis going on in America.  It is right before people’s eyes and most do not even know it.  Most people are too busy rolling their eyes to even notice.

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Why I Won’t Stop Instagramming My Perfect Life

This post is in response to an article called, “Stop Instagramming Your Perfect life.” My life is as great as it looks through Instagram and on Facebook.  It really is.  I really am that happy.  My life is that “perfect”. I am happy and my life is perfect because

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Building Self-Esteem – The Value of Being Different

At the dinner table my boys, my husband and I had quite the conversation going.  Ever since we brought sliced peaches to lunch at school the other week for dessert and t

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How To Boost Your Immune System in 7 Easy Steps

This time of year I get lots of questions about how we keep our immune system strong. Here are my 7 best tips for staying healthy and building a strong immune system for both you and your growing kids.

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Yogurt Raspberry Muffins

This morning I wanted to make muffins, but half-way through the recipe I realized that I did not have any honey. Arg!  This happens to me all the time!!!! So I did what I do best.

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Why Love is the Answer

As so many people are trying to make sense of our world right now many things are being thrown around.  More guns, less guns.  More government, less government.  More God in schools, less…  More this, more that.   I actually have been shocked by the number of people who in taking sides with their issue…

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