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Child Fears: Recognizing Fears in Different Stages
Health Spirituality

Child Fears: Recognizing Fears in Different Stages

Nothing says "I like you, but I'm scared to tell you" like pulling a girl's hair or calling a boy names.  This is just how they are dealing with those fears.
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Tips to Avoid (my) Parenting Fails
Leadership Organization Parenting Problem Child

Tips to Avoid (my) Parenting Fails

My parenting fails have included the usual mishaps, but my largest parenting fails have mostly indicated that it's tricky to keep track of so many kids.
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Love Fashion, but Hate Shopping
Entertainment

Love Fashion, but Hate Shopping

I like my fashion like I like my kids' homework: Quick and Easy!
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Long Term Saving for a Teen’s Immediate Needs
Mike's Money Minute

Long Term Saving for a Teen’s Immediate Needs

As a teenager-to-twenty something with familial support, a "nest egg" isn't as important as transportation.
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Campaign for Comments Drawing: Comment on Mom-of-Seven to Win
Parenting Rewards

Campaign for Comments Drawing: Comment on Mom-of-Seven to Win

The winner of the drawing will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble bookstore.  Right now, I receive one or two comments every month, so your odds of winning are pretty good!
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Halloween Treats for Kids (That Kids Can Help Make)
Entertainment

Halloween Treats for Kids (That Kids Can Help Make)

With a couple of birthdays (plus the odd potluck), October is a good time for us to make Halloween Treats!
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Family Themed Costume Ideas For Halloween
Entertainment

Family Themed Costume Ideas For Halloween

The kids plan family themed costumes for every person in the family; from the baby up to us parents.
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Problem Child: Problem Solving (Part 2)
Discipline Problem Child Relationships Rewards

Problem Child: Problem Solving (Part 2)

I'd like to show our problem solving attempts; what has made a difference in our every day interactions, and over the long haul.
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Problem Child: There’s One In Every Family (Part 1)
Discipline Parenting Problem Child

Problem Child: There’s One In Every Family (Part 1)

Kindergarten began with the hope that our problem child would be a little more mature and cooperative.  Kindergarten ended with dashed hopes, and his teacher's early retirement
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Toilet Overflow: When It Rains, It Pours
Entertainment

Toilet Overflow: When It Rains, It Pours

The wet carpet in the bedroom is from the water going under the bathroom wall.  That's legit.  The hallway, though, that's our bad. 
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Preschooler Words: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means
Entertainment Parenting

Preschooler Words: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

The mistakes toddlers and preschoolers make with language are often humorous, but the way they grapple with and conquer language so quickly is astonishing.
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Anger Management: What is Your Trigger?
Parenting

Anger Management: What is Your Trigger?

What makes anger management a challenge for you? My trigger is Extra Work.
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Hero of the Day
Entertainment Relationships Rewards

Hero of the Day

There are some things that I list under "That's not my Department".  Like trash. Especially this trash.
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It Doesn’t Have to be This Way
ALS Spirituality

It Doesn’t Have to be This Way

We were both crying in the priest's office. Father said, "It doesn't have to be this way". I totally didn't get it at the time.
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Something Has to Give: Managing Stress
Entertainment

Something Has to Give: Managing Stress

More times than not, it's myself that I have to give.  I've realized that something has to give if I want to enjoy my kids' childhood.
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He Chose Life (on a Ventilator)
ALS

He Chose Life (on a Ventilator)

Our middle daughter was getting married in a few months, and he was going to "walk" her down the isle. He chose life.
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School Supplies Worksheet
Organization

School Supplies Worksheet

It's time to buy school supplies! Here is my worksheet that I use to add up all of the pencils, etc. that we are responsible for each year:
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ALS Diagnosis: A Wife’s Perspective
ALS

ALS Diagnosis: A Wife’s Perspective

Author: Mama GG My husband was almost 49 years old when he received the diagnosis of ALS 15 years ago....
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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone… and Take Your Kids With You
Entertainment Relationships Spirituality

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone… and Take Your Kids With You

We all need comfort to fall back on.  Us adults also need to rekindle our own sense of adventure.  Who is better equipped to guide us out of our comfort zone than our children?
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Disciplining Smaller Kids
Discipline Parenting Problem Child

Disciplining Smaller Kids

How do I go about disciplining smaller kids in my house?  If you ask my mom and sisters, they will tell you that I don't. That's not really my fault, though!
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