Back to Basics

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After the last post on “A Year Later” I realized that in order for us to get back to whatever “normal” is, this will require us to get back to basics. How can we grow our community without the basics? What do I mean by “basics”? Be kind to one another. Show respect for each other. Serve others and not … Read More

A Year Later

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Can we heal together? Last year at this time the world shut down. Many lost their jobs, while others went to work every day wearing masks, shields, gloves and whatever else they could find to protect themselves. The fatalities were only beginning. No one really knew what was going on or how bad it was going to get. We stopped … Read More

Homeschooling Amidst COVID-19

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Are you homeschooling your children? Why or why not?

Grief, Blame, Shame and Embarrassment

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Dealing with Dyslexic Children – Guilt versus Shame In my life I have learned that grief is an emotional force that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own terms. Grief does not obey your plans or your wishes. It will do what it wants to you whenever it wants. Grief has a lot to do … Read More

2018 – Talk To Your Kids, Communication is Key

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Communication is Key It’s a new year and a new beginning for you and your children. This year, make a commitment to talk to your children more. Communication is key with children. Try the tips below for a healthier relationship with your children: Be available. Start conversations by sharing instead of asking a question. Find time each week for a … Read More

Having “The Sex Talk” with Your Teen

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Communicate As parents, we can make a difference when we talk with our kids. In fact, teens often name their parents as the biggest influence in their decisions about sex. Teens who report having conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners, and use condoms and other contraceptives when they do have sex. … Read More

Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

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Tips for Successful Co-Parenting Parenting is a joy, and something we do simply because we love our children. In a perfect world, it would also be easy. Unfortunately, things can get complicated – especially when we are co-parenting our children with an ex we don’ get along with. There are, however, many tips you can put to use that will … Read More

5 Tips for a Happy Mother’s Day for Single Moms

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Make the Day Special – Even if You Have to Plan It Yourself Regardless of your marital status, motherhood is hard. From the second your newborn inhales his first breath of air, the journey of motherhood begins. When you look into your babies eyes for the first time, you know that there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for them. Although … Read More

How to Help Your Children Create Strong Sibling Bonds

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Tips for an Established Family or Step Family Siblings are one of the greatest gifts that life can bring our children. The relationship between siblings is one of the deepest relationships they will ever experience. Through fighting and teamwork, they will build a complex and amazing bond that lasts longer than most other relationships throughout their life. What can you … Read More

Allow Your Children to “Grieve” After Divorce

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Allow Your Children to “Grieve” After Divorce Divorce is hard on everyone involved. When children are involved, we need to give them the time and space to grieve the loss of the biological parent that leaves the home. To “grieve” may sound harsh, but it is exactly what the children do. They have lost someone very special to them, even … Read More