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7 Tips for Raising Teenagers

Teenagers! Need I say more?! The struggle with raising teenagers is real and can be incredibly hard. There are so many things that parents struggle with and one of the biggest ones is learning how to effectively raise teenagers. We are in the middle of raising 3 teenage boys. The following parenting tips can help aid you in your success as a parent. Continue reading 7 Tips for Raising Teenagers

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day – Don’t Forget Her This Year!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? Moms cook. They clean. They cart kids around to doctors’ appointments and sporting events. Usually, they sacrifice so that their kids can have things. I know my first Mother’s Day, I had a 3-month old little boy…and my husband forgot!! Not even a card! Oops. Don’t be that person. Don’t forget about your wife or mom this year. Be sure to buy her a Mother’s Day Gift. Continue reading Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day – Don’t Forget Her This Year!

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9 Ways to Interact with Teenagers

When your child becomes a teenager, there is a lot that is going to change.  You need to be ready to work towards developing empathy and helping your teen to make positive choices.  You also will want to change the expectations that you have for your child.  The following will guide you through making the changes that you need to make in order to best deal with teenagers. Continue reading 9 Ways to Interact with Teenagers

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Ultimate Guide to the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are here. We watched the opening ceremonies, and it is incredible to see how many athletes compete in these games. 92 different countries are competing. Some are represented by only one athlete, whereas the US has 244! That’s the largest group sent in Olympic history. Continue reading Ultimate Guide to the Winter Olympics

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10 Steps to Become an Effective Parent

Becoming an effective parent is not just important, but it is also hard work.  There are many reasons this is important for you and your children.

It is likely that you feel like you have no idea how to be an effective parent.  Also, it is likely that you have fallen into some negative parenting traps – like yelling at your kids (been there, done that).  Continue reading 10 Steps to Become an Effective Parent

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9 of the Many Jobs a Mom Must Do

I have been a mom for almost 16 years now. During this time, especially the early years, I have had to handle so many different things. A lot of people don’t realize the work that goes into staying home with your children. There are many jobs a mom must do throughout her day. She’s not just sitting around eating bonbons or watching soap operas.

It takes many different “hats” to handle motherhood. Nothing can prepare you for it. I often babysat when I was younger, but that was different than watching and taking care of my children. It has been interesting taking a trip down memory lane. Please forgive the quality of some of the pictures…these were taken a “few” years ago. Continue reading 9 of the Many Jobs a Mom Must Do

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Gifts of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is one week away. For us, it has been a month of reflection on gratitude. What are we thankful for? What has God done for us this year?

We are extremely blessed. Sure, we have our troubles like anyone, but we have a house over our heads, electricity, three wonderful boys, and so much more. Yes, there are health issues, but we also realize that God is in control. It is time to put faith in Him instead of trying to do it alone. Continue reading Gifts of Gratitude

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