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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Three Blessings of Parenting With an Age Gap

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When I was dreaming of my future family, I had a picture much like the family I grew up in. My brother and I are twenty months apart. We grew up playing together. We were very close and shared neighborhood friends. I pictured the same exact scenario for me. Fast…

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5 Things You Don’t Say to Adoptive Families

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As we started our beautiful journey with adoption, I knew from friends that there might be some awkward questions and comments from people. Looking back, I'd love to give you a few tips that might help in your conversations. So many of the comments and questions came from a sincere…

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Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Relationships This Week

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This week's Summer of Service challenge, sponsored by Crayola, is all about building and strengthening your relationships and helping your children to do the same by doing one or more of the following creative things. If you have more ideas, please share them in the comments!

  1. Write a list

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