Parenting

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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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Positive Parenting Wins

Three Positive Parenting Wins: How parents can build momentum fast!

Positive parenting wins are quick actions that build momentum fast and set the tone for the day! In his bestselling book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World, author William H. McRaven suggests that everyone should begin their day by making their bed with excellence. The simplicity of this …

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small actions

How Small Actions Impact Marriage in a Big Way–Link-up #26

Small actions can make or break a marriage. Tiny acts of kindness are sometimes the ones that are remember most. Unfortunately, tiny acts of contempt are also long remembered, and can be powerful enough to turn a good relationship sour. The bottom line is that when it comes to marriage, little actions make a big difference. In fact, my marriage …

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moving past mommy guilt

Moving past Mommy Guilt and Embracing Joy

As any parent knows, there is a special gift that comes with the honor of having children called “mommy guilt.”  You are barraged from day 1 of your pregnancy with lists of don’t-do that-but-be-sure-to-do-this.  And far too often, those lists contradict each other.  To cry it out or not, babywear or not, breastfeed or not. …

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Making Blended Family Discipline Work

Blended Family Discipline: Strategies That Work

One of the most challenging parts of stepping into a marriage where kids are already present is learning how to have the stepparent deal with discipline.  As with many parenting decisions, I believe that no one set in stone way to deal with this issue.  However, I have learned some valuable lessons in our journey …

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