Category: Raising Children

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(Bed) Times, They are a-Changin’

By Heather Miller  It started off with a nice warm bath.  Then we moved on to her favorite show.  The lights were dimmed, the milk was poured, and the house was...

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The Best Gift of the Season

By Rachel Hoeing This blog was written by Rachel five years ago, but it is something that we think is worth sharing over and over again. Rachel has said that this gift...

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The Messy Truth

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon Maybe you’ve see the meme circling social media. It lists a set of age-appropriate chores for children, and pictures a mother and young...

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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...