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How Well Do You Know Your Child – take the survey!

If you have an email address, you’ve probably received several HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ____ surveys via a forward in an email. Although I don’t carve out the time to actively participate in these well meaning and often revealing … Continue reading

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State Champion Liar – What FUN!

This is a rarely seen photo unless you live at my house, then it’s on display in the family room. QUESTION: What’s wrong with this picture? ANSWER: I’m packing heat. Check out. It’s fake heat, but the cap gun from … Continue reading

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Temper Tantrums, from Toddlers to Teens

This article (written for another online community) is rather lengthy, so I posted it here as a link as well as the full text. I’m not only a veteran, apparently I’m a rarity, a master if you will (see second … Continue reading

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Mean Moms

“Mom, I HATE YOU!” When you child says these words, it may actually be a sign you’re doing something right. I have to agree with Valerie Frankel who wrote the article in this month’s Good Housekeeping magazine, OCT 09, p.111. … Continue reading

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Create a Back to School Tradition

Traditions don’t have to be complex, time-consuming, or expensive. They just have to be right for your family. From schoolfamily.com Summer’s End For these traditions, don’t even think about the word S-C-H-O-O-L. Last hurrah: Make one last trip to an … Continue reading

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Preserving Summer Memories

Parents never know which gesture, tradition or spur-of-the-moment childhood adventure will become a treasured memory. However, chances are more treasured moments will occur during the summer months when most parents have more time to spend with their children. Embracing the … Continue reading

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Boredom Busters – TEN Creative Ideas for SAHMs and Others

Parents envision children being full of energy and ideas, happily entertained by nature, bicycles and friends. Sometimes this happens and other times parents will hear the dreaded words, “I’M BORED! There’s nothing to do.” All the ideas from 201 Thing … Continue reading

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