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We Can’t Share Something We Don’t Have

I'm reading a book on parenting right now.  Parenting is a place that I feel like I can never be too prepared for, neither do I feel like I'm regularly hitting the bulls eye.  While I've been reading, the thought that I find coming back over and over is that I really ...

Personal Responsibility-Is It a Big Deal?

Taking personal responsibility-is it really a big deal? As a mom, helping my children to resolve conflicts, disappointments, or difficulties can be really challenging.  To navigate the emotional minefields that come up in a way that helps everyone involved to not ...

Progress By “Slips of the Tongue”

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."  Samuel Johnson I just got done doing some rhyming words with my 7 year old. That may sound like a simple thing for most 7 year olds, but here's the deal- I'm so stinkin' proud of her for doing so good ...

Warning! Uncomfortable Post Straight Ahead!

My Fistful of Arrows I'm reading a book right now that is getting me to think differently about some of the ways that Hubby and I parent.  The name of the book is Loving Our Kids On Purpose by Danny Silk.  If you have little people in your life, I recommend ...

The #1 Priority In Parenting This Summer

Where I live here in the Midwest, we have 4 seasons.  Or at least we used to.  Summer seems to be having an identity crisis here this year.  It has been quite rainy with lower than normal temps.  Being a chronic chilly bug, this has been testing my ...

About Life Jackets and Processes

All you parents out there, don’t you love the funny conversations that you have with your kiddos sometimes?  Sometimes they are just too hilarious! I had a quick, comical moment with Adrian tonight.  He walked into the kitchen and randomly said, “I ...