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7 Tips on How to Motivate Kids to Help with Spring Cleaning

Ugh! Spring Cleaning. It’s a time consuming activity that no busy mom wants to conquer on her own. My mom used to say (half joking) that she had kids so that they could do the housework. I had chores when I was little and I do remember protesting. I told my mom I didn’t see […]

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Teaching Children Not to Lie

What is a Lie? A Parenting Dilemma About Teaching Children Honesty

An online friend recently posted a moral dilemma. Caught in a lie and fearing consequences, her young nephew fought back with the logic of a “surprise” trip to Walt Disney World the family had planned. “But Aunt Polly lies about taking us to Disney,” he said. “And she doesn’t get in trouble.” Ouch. And therein […]

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The Homeschooling Questions You Really Want to Ask

The Homeschooling Questions You Really Want to Ask

In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I’ve had a lot of people ask me about homeschooling as they try to make decisions about their children’s future in public schools. Many of them ask similar questions and it occurred to me that there may be other parents out there with the […]

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Facebook, Friendship and 4 Tips for How to Do Them Right!

Facebook, Friendship and 4 Tips for How to Do Them Right!

I recently read a Facebook post where a mom joked that she forced her kids to plan their own play dates because she didn’t like talking to other moms. It bothered me. Why do we hate having to talk to each other? It’s already hard enough to make mommy friends and it’s even harder when we try to avoid […]

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Love Language

Are You and Your Partner Speaking the Same Love Language?

I was aimlessly scrolling through Facebook one day and saw a friend post about The Five Love Languages. She and her fiance took a test online to determine how they each preferred to express and receive love. I thought it was a really interesting idea. I immediately Googled the subject and found The Five Love […]

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Cinderella Step Mom

What Cinderella Gets Wrong About Being a Stepmom – And How to Get it Right

We all know the story about the wicked stepmother enslaving Cinderella. The evil woman didn’t want to let her go the ball. It took a fairy godmother and some mice to transform Cinderella and help her escape the wrath of this terrifying maternal figure and find her Prince Charming. Thanks a lot Disney, for giving […]

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Six Things I Wish I Someone Told Me Before I Became a Mom

  Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can’t possibly be a manual for motherhood. However, there are a few things I wish someone had told me before I entered this wild, wonderful, beautiful world of motherhood. A sort of list to prepare me for […]

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