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Holiday Dinner: Family Harmony During Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving holiday brings families together for eating, reflecting, and having fun together. The women hang out in the kitchen, the men watch sports in the TV room, and the kids run through the house playing chase or hide and seek. As the final preparations are finished we gather around…

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Mommy Dating: 4 Ways to Get to Know the Moms of Your Children’s Friends

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Relationships—Now that school is back in session, hopefully you and your child are over the first day jitters. I know for our house, they can last for a couple of months. There are many things that involve going back to school; new teachers, new classmates, new schedules, and making…

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Valentine’s Day: 5 Inexpensive Date Night Ideas

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Whether you have kids or not, adding creativity and spontaneity to your love life on a budget can be difficult...but there's hope! With five children, my husband and I often did nothing more than run out for a quick meal and then return home. We found ourselves running out of…

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Parenting Advice: How to Handle Unsolicited Feedback From Grandma

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Parenting Advice—Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, but it is also the most rewarding. Since parenting does not come with a handbook, most of us leave the hospital wondering what to do next. Hundreds of parenting books vie for our attention, claiming they know best.…

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How to Strengthen Sibling Bonds

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Between holidays, snow days, and sick days, my daughters are getting an awful lot of together time lately. Sometimes, quality bonding is enough to drive this Mama to the brink, but I actually find that the more time they spend together, the more they like to spend time together. 3…

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For Richer or For Poorer: Making Contradictions Work for a Successful Marriage

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For richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health; from the very first day we say “I do,” marriage is filled with contradictions. The secret to making your relationship last until “death do you part?” Finding the balance between extremes and establishing equilibrium when it matters. 3 Tips to…

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