5 Safety Tips You Can Teach Your Children When Going to Community Events

“JOHN!! JOHN!!! JOHN!!!!” That is the cry of a mom, whose child is not within sight. I know we’ve all imagined it, yet all of us fear it in our gut and hope it will NEVER happen! Every year, thousands of children are shortly separated from their parents during visits to large events. And although…

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5 Character Traits Your Children Will Learn from Doing Chores

When I was a little girl, my mom used to make my brother and I do chores around the house. Before she’d leave for work, she would tell us “by the time I come back, make sure the bathroom is clean.” And so it was each day she left for work, she’d leave a new…

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Scrubbing Bubbles Needs to “Clean This Up”- Goth Girl Commercial

You may have seen it… you may have not… …the teen commercial with the “goth girl” painting her hair purple, while she is locked in the bathroom, and REFUSES OUTRIGHT to open the door for her mom! Youtube Link Scrubbing Bubbles Commercial- “Goth Girl” You either love it- thinking it reflects “typical teen attitude” and well… that’s just…

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12 Mompreneur Lessons from 2015 and One for Good Luck!

This year has gone by so fast and all around me I see signs of permanent lessons that have deeply impacted my life this year. I don’t know about you, but learning life’s lessons takes work and you’ll agree it’s not always an easy path to acquire the wisdom of the ages. Interestingly enough, many…

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The ME Epidemic: How We Tamed the Entitlement Beast

Boy, were we excited!!! Our son was 5 and he was old enough to truly enjoy the Christmas holidays. I dressed up the Christmas tree with all the fixings and lights. The house smelled festive and the decorations all around spoke of warmth and celebration. With list in hand, I took my little boy to…

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5 Easy Steps to Quickly Implement a Family Routine (and Have Smoother & More Peaceful Days)

The children wake up after you. The laundry hasn’t been washed in over a week. The children don’t pick up the dishes and everyone’s shoes are laying around the floor. To top it all off, people all around you demand your time and energy as if you have an endless supply of it. Does that…

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The ONE Technique to Help Your Child (and You) Have a Better Attitude

Can you recall the first time your toddler got her first rush of independence by noticeably getting angry, frowning eyebrows, crossed arms and all? I can… In fact, I recall that moment for each one of my six children. The desperate feeling in me and the defiant spirit in him were no match for each…

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3 Principles to Help You Overcome Your Parenting Mistakes (So You Don’t Ruin Your Kids!)

I am no stranger to parenting mistakes… After 20 years of parenting (I can’t believe I’m actually saying that), I am humbled to say I’ve made more mistakes than I care to admit. From name calling, bad attitudes and an almost terribly broken marriage, our six children have had to live with our parenting dysfunctions…

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5 Principles to Make Your Family Meals More Successful

Our family recently went to Ecuador to spend time with loved ones. One of the main things that most stood out was how every meal was a small ritual of love and culture. Breakfast went beyond the simple cereal and milk, and rather included a sit down option of several juices, eggs, cheese, bologna, breads…

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Has Your Family Been Hacked? 5 Tips to Know For Sure!

Over the last month, my online server (where I host my websites) experienced the largest hack of its kind! I had over 8,000 urls (other pages) installed on my websites and over 65,000 spam emails were sent from the email server. The hacks happened on two separate occasions, within a week apart, which clearly means…

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