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protecting my children

Practical Steps For Protecting My Children

WARNING: Some of what is written here does relate to child abuse, including the sharing of some harsh statistics.The moment my kids came into my life, a mama bear instinct awoke with a fierce and protective growl. I intuitively knew the fragility of that tiny baby, and wore with great weight the responsibility of protecting […]

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Mommy Instagrams

7 Really Good Mommy Instagrams

Instagram is boss. It’s full of beauty and humor. Like all social media, it can be a mindless fall into the black hole of wasted time. But, it can also be a good mix of creativity and inspiration. I’ve found the distinction to be determined by how well I manage who it is I’m following. […]

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high school graduate

Reflections on a High School Graduate and the Journey Ahead

Adorned in cap and gown, the small blonde kid we’ve grown into a man walks across the stage and into the next steps towards adulthood next week. He will toss his cap in the air and officially be a high school graduate. One long chapter filled with lessons, tests, homework, and school projects on giant […]

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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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