Taking the Guilt Out of Guilty Pleasures

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Are you a mom who feels guilty when you take time for yourself?  I know I do. Day in and day out, there is just so much to do and so many other people’s needs to be met, that spending time on myself feels wasteful, selfish, lazy, even.  I know…

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Fairness vs. Equality: Teaching Kids the Difference

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Does this sound familiar in your household? “Dad!”  How come she got a flowered sun hat and I didn’t?” “Mom!  He always gets to stay up later than me.  It’s not fair!” If cries of “UNFAIR!” are the most frequently heard accusation in your family, you are not alone. One

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10 Tips: How to Raise a Child on a Budget

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Money should be the least of your worries when bringing home a new baby. Unfortunately, for most adding a baby into the household budget is one of the biggest stresses of becoming a new parent. But do not fret; raising a child without breaking the bank is entirely possible. 10…

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Reading as a Family Is a Win-Win Learning Opportunity!

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I truly believe that families that read together learn together, and have the opportunity to experience life and bond with one another in a whole new way. It's one of my favorite past times and a win-win situation. Reading as a family can be fun and rewarding and is…

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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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