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Busy Schedules: 5 Ways to Make Time for Your Family

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For many of us, finding time for our family may be quite difficult. We may have demanding careers that wind up draining a lot of our time. Whether you are driven by providing for your family or are using the workload as an escape, these people still need your time.

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Strengthening Families: 5 Ways to Foster Creativity

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When we hear the word creativity, we might think crayons and paint and envision the need to make something. But creativity is actually about growth. It is about embracing life, finding ways around obstacles, and expanding our horizons. Family life is one of the best places to foster creativity.…

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Strengthening Families: Better Communication Through Better Listening

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Communication is a vital part of successful family life. Positive and effective communication will help your family save time by clarifying information and helping family members avoid conflict and misunderstandings. It also helps family members feel understood. Not to be forgotten, effective communication among family members creates an environment where…

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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3 Simple Steps to Create a Family Mission Statement

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Does your family have a mission statement? Creating a mission statement for your family helps grow a bond between the children and adults in the family, as well as holds people accountable. Your family's unity will only continue to grow with a family mission statement because everyone in the family…

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8 Family Gratitude Projects

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Calling all gratitude journal dropouts! If you’ve ever started writing in a gratitude journal only to give up after a few weeks or months, I want you to know that you’re not alone. I’ve abandoned more journals than I care to admit. I always start with good intentions to count…

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