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Being Gritty and Raising Gritty Kids

Being Gritty and Raising Gritty Kids: You and your kids can do hard things!

Sloan Ketchum knows about being gritty and raising gritty kids. She is the author of Beautiful Girl, You Can Do Hard Things. Sloane is also a coach, entrepreneur, and mom.  During our Thriving at Home Summit, Jenny and I had the privilege of connecting with Sloan. The three of us dove into practical wisdom for being …

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Raising creating kids. Thoughts on positive parenting and learning wild.

Raising Creative Kids with Positive Parenting and Helping them Learn Wild

Raising creative kids isn’t easy in our high-tech, screen-addicted culture. Yet, helping our kids foster their innate creativity is important! Our next-door neighbors often remark that they love seeing our kiddos outside playing and how unusual this is. For Jenny and me, sending our kiddos outdoors is simply the norm. But this isn’t true for …

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Dads matter. Understand The Father Effect and Overcome Old Wounds.

Dads Matter: Understand The Father Effect and Overcome Old Wounds.

Dads matter! That’s the foundational message of John Finch, a man who struggled with his own father wound. Today, John helps men (and women) heal from past hurts. He also helps guys become the dad they long to be. If you’re not convinced that dads matter, then be sure to check out a snippet of …

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How to have a great relationship with your kids

How to Have a Great Relationship with Your Kids – From Diapers to Dorms!

How do you have a great relationship with your kids? When my kiddos were tiny, having a great relationship was easy. This primarily took feeding them, rocking them to sleep, and holding them close. As my kids grew, keeping a great relationship involved regular play-time and being actively engaged in their lives. Today, as the …

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How to Create Your Family Mission Statement

How to Create Your Family Mission Statement Without Losing Your Mind

Creating a family mission statement is important, yet few families have them. Of the families that do, even fewer, can recite theirs by heart. Leadership Expert, Zig Ziglar, highlights the problem with this in his famous quote, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” Getting to where we want to go is …

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How to Control Your Anger Anger management advice

How to Control Your Anger: Anger management advice from two experts.

“How do you control your anger?” If you have a hair-trigger temper, then answering this question has the potential to greatly improve your quality of life. This is why diving into anger management advice is so important. A quick temper can have harsh consequences. Some of these consequences include the following: Angry outbursts (especially if …

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What all blended families should know

I’m a Blended Family Dad: Here’s what all blended families should know.

Blended families go by many different names. Sometimes they are called stepfamilies, bonus families, or an instafamililies (Have you seen the movie? It’s good). In this post, we’ll examine what these terms mean. Then, we’ll dive into practical wisdom every blended family should know. And we’ll do this from the perspective of a blended family …

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Money Talk for Couples

Money Talk for Couples: Have conversations about money without a fight

Money talk is any conversation related to money. This includes discussions about salaries, side hustles, saving and spending, investing, and financial education. Money talk is vital because casual conversations about cash are how human beings become more financially astute. And this is where the problem lies. According to one survey, seven in ten people believe …

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Money Fights

Money Fights, Are They Necessary? Relationship Questions & Answers

Money fights are tensions that center around a couple’s finances. They can range from mild disagreements to all-out wars. Talking about money is essential because the way a couple manages their funds can make or break their relationship. The biggest problems are when unaddressed tensions linger, and couples are not able to break out of …

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