Category: Raising Children

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A Dad’s Perspective on Kindergarten

By Guest Blogger John (J.P.) Mundy “Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions.” – Dr. ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, Chairman Emeritus, Applied...

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Maybe It’s Time to Hug It Out

By Guest Blogger Stacy Leighton “When in doubt, hug it out!” While this advice rings true no matter your age or the time of year, it seems particularly...

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Big Family Living

By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Ruiz It seems that everywhere I go I get stares, looks, comments, pointing, and the occasional under-breath snicker.  Do I invoke curiosity?...

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Skate

By Kelly Hines When my teen daughter got into the car last night, she immediately handed me her phone. She knew she was busted, and losing her phone was going to be the...

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Helping Kids Make $en$e of Money!

By Guest Blogger Lisa Witherspoon “I want THAT, Mom. Pleeeeease!!!” This is probably something you have heard many times if you have dared to walk through Target or...

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The Childcare Choice that Preserved One Working Mom’s Emotional Sanity

By Guest Blogger Brett Stewart Three and a half years ago I was an executive at a global hotel company, married (at this point) less than two years to the most amazing...

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R – E – S – P – E – C – T

By Guest Blogger Carrie Friesen Almost anyone with a school-aged child has seen it – the certain roll of the eyes and sigh that shows that they do not like what you...

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The Crying Game

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon I was frantically trying on clearance shoes in TJ Maxx, desperate for something to wear in an upcoming family photo shoot. My daughter,...

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Athletic Training Center: Instilling Character in Your Children

By Guest Blogger Jennifer Grinwis Right now at our house, we are in the “one-pound-of-meat-isn’t-enough-for-TacoTuesday-anymore” phase. With four kids...

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When Motherhood Changes and You Do Too

By Guest Blogger Anna Hargett, author of This Perfect Mess Three years ago I was lying in bed at 5:45am staring at the ceiling and wondering how long I could let the...