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“We always do that!” Why Family Tradition is Important!


Our “traditional” Christmas tree.  A little more “perfectly” decorated than years past….there are ornaments even on the bottom of the tree now!  If we are smart we listen to our children when they say “That is how we always do it!” or “That is what we always do!” even when we have only done it …

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Keeping the Fun in the Holidays, and the Stress Out!


Every year when the holidays approach there is a “to do list” that can seem daunting.  The fact is, your child will enjoy the season more, and you will too, if you limit that list and some of the stress that comes with it!  This year, promise yourself to enjoy the season and its magic …

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Reese Eggs….and other healthier choices for Easter baskets!


I am going to be honest…I will have my fair share of Reese Easter Eggs this coming Sunday!  I love them, along with a few Whopper eggs.  Candy is a huge part of Easter celebrations in many homes.  I believe that everything has its place in moderation (thus the Reese Eggs) but of course there are lots …

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A few parenting tips….


All of us have a few parenting tips…let’s share them this week! We all know that there is not an “official” parenting tip book…wouldn’t that be nice!!  But, in actuality, it is best for parents to develop their own “parenting book”.  Parenting your child is unique to you and your child.  Develop your parenting instruction …

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Happy Valentine’s Day!


My “little” Valentines are all grown up! I was talking to several people over the last week about Valentine’s Day, and many Moms and Dads feel like it is another “chore” of parenting anymore.   After all we see Valentine hearts in the stores and on TV from the moment the Christmas decorations come down …

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The gift of Grandparents!


“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudolph Giulian This past weekend all 4 of our children and their cousins spent time with my parents.  While there, the kids helped a bit in the …

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TGIF! It is Fun Friday, celebrate your week!


  It is Friday, my favorite day of the week!  A day that brings me “ahhh” moments as I breathe after a busy week.  I am sure that you say, “Breathe?”  “My Friday and Saturday is like my Monday!”  Sometimes it can feel that way when you have small children at home.  Every day you …

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TGIF!!


Yes, TGIF!  It is Fun Friday!  Have you ever heard your child say ” but that’s how we always do it!”.  Most of us have heard that statement  and often we think, “Really? Always?” What our child is telling us is that what we have done in the past made an impact, it was something that was not only fun, …

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Summer…what will you do?


Summer! Well, Memorial Day Weekend is now in the past, and the first week of “summer” is quickly coming to an end.  There is just something about summer, a feeling of relaxation and freedom.  Even with grown children I look forward to the last day of school and the anticipation of long summer evenings and …

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