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Happy Couple: Exposing Your Children to a Healthy Relationship

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Making time for your spouse after dishes, carpools, dinner, more dishes, and laundry. By the time the tasks of the day are finished, there’s barely any time left to put up your feet and catch up on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Many busy moms crave those precious moments…

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Adopting a Child – Learning to Bond and Celebrate

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Although Riley's adoption took a year and 1/2 to finalize, he was living with us after only a few months of knowing him. We had full custody and guardianship by May 12th, 2013 after learning his name on February 12th, 2013. Late at night, I would scour the internet for…

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Support: 8 Tips for Parenting Children With Health and Other Challenges

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Let's go back in time a moment, shall we? Growing Up With Epilepsy I'm 14. One day I'm watching an after-school special with my classmates about a kid with Epilepsy. He has a seizure during a basketball game. Isn't that funny? We're laughing. We don't understand. We all join…

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Family Togetherness: 3 Ways to Bring Your Family Closer Together

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I tend to avoid making "resolutions" at the start of every new year. Instead, I choose one word that will have meaning for me throughout the year. During 2011, the word has been "ENGAGE." I chose this word to remind myself that it's okay to step out of my comfort…

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Healthy Eating Tips for Picky Eaters

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I know that many moms struggle with feeding their children. Particularly if one, or more, of those children is considered a picky eater. I know because I fight this battle every.single.day. and have for the past 5 years. My 5 1/2 year old is the pickiest eater I know. I…

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New Year’s Eve Appetizer Recipe: Confetti Squares

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You know an appetizer is a family favorite when you invite everyone over for Christmas dinner two hours early so they have time to get their fill while still leaving room in their tummies for the major holiday feast ahead. But why wait until next Christmas to try them?…

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