How do You Feel About Your Life?

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Are you accepting mediocre? We can make our life a life worth living and fill it with meaningful things that we want to cherish. Our defined fate and the choices that we make throughout the years work in harmony and give us a life that we have earned for ourselves. It is our own choices that make our destiny a … Read More

What is Your Approach to Life?

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To Stress or Not to Stress Stress and worry is a normal part of life. In small quantities, stress is good — it can motivate you and help you be more productive. However, too much stress, or a strong response to stress, is harmful. Stress takes its toll on all of us to varying degrees, and how we deal with … 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

The Aftermath

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What happens after the COVID-19 virus? (The views expressed here are solely from the Owner) When the COVID-19 virus is over, what activities will we return to? When the COVID-19 virus is over, what will we have learned? We are all learning to do things in a different way. Keeping in contact with friends and family through social media, cell … Read More

Children with Dyslexia

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Challenges for Moms Challenges Most moms are working mothers who work long and exhausting hours, both at home and/or outside the home. There is little time for friendships to be made or kept up, and even maintaining a friendly acquaintance can be a struggle. Children with dyslexia require a lot of extra time because they need help with the many … Read More

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun

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Summertime is here! Outdoor Fun Under the Sun! Summertime is here again. For many of us it means spending a few more hours outdoors enjoying the nicer weather, sports events, or other adventures. Are you exploring the local parks or playing at the nearby lakes, river or beaches? Even for those of us less mobile, the change in the season means … Read More

Step Parents as Role-Models

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In The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting I explain what type of role you play in a step child’s life. It is only natural that you want your step children to love you, respect you and obey you. The only thing you may be certain of is you feel out-of-place and uncertain of what your role in this new family unit … Read More

Step Families and Holidays

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Step Families and Holidays A step parent who has particular holiday traditions from the rest of the family, especially a step parent with no child of their own, can feel left out of the celebration. All family traditions have force. It is vital for everyone to be considered when planning holidays. Things you should consider when planning holidays: Who is … 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

Summer Vacation Time is Here!

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Family Vacations after Divorce The New Family Vacation I remember our family vacations together when I was a child. Every summer my parents would take us to the mountains or the beach. Although the car rides were long and we always got in trouble for asking “are we there yet?” – our family getaways were the best memories of our … Read More