Love + Discipline

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When kids feel always under review, always a work in progress, always on their guard, they start to feel like projects instead of deeply loved and accepted children. — Gary L. Thomas Discipline is a … Read More

What’s for Dinner?

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Cooking dinner is not my favorite thing to do. We have some picky eaters in my house and it’s a challenge to find something that everyone likes to eat. Our busy schedule can also make … Read More

Excellence Not Perfection

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Any fellow perfectionists out there? If you’re not a perfectionist yourself, you likely know a few. Maybe you’re married to one or maybe your children have given you signs that they’re perfectionists. While perfectionism sounds … Read More

Five Steps to a Smoother School Year

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As summer winds down, it’s also an exciting time of new beginnings for students and teachers. It’s back to school season! We’re actually in our third week of school here in Arizona and are getting … Read More

Strengths-Based Parenting

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Have you ever completed the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment? I highly recommend it. Understanding your results can help you in many different areas of life. When you buy the book, it comes with a code to … Read More

Stop Feeling Guilty

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Do you ever look at other parents and feel like they’re winning and you’re losing at this parenting gig? Do you ever feel guilty for all the things you aren’t doing?   Me too.   … Read More

Planning for Margin

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What’s your weekly schedule like? Is every evening accounted for? Or do you have some white space on the calendar where you can relax and be together as a family?  Until my daughter was in … Read More

Teaching Kids About Trade Offs

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April has been a very full month for our family. (Actually, most months are full, but this one especially.) My husband and I both had multiple out-of-town trips and relied on family and friends to … Read More

Which Pet Should We Get?

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Pets can be a wonderful addition to the family. Pets teach children about bonding, loyalty and how to care for an animal. Children learn about responsibility, chores, training and hard work in taking care of … Read More