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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

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
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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Feeding the Flock: Table for… HOW MANY?!?
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Feeding the Flock: Table for… HOW MANY?!?

We rarely feed the entire flock at restaurants; the cost is prohibitive, seating is tricky, and then there's the stress of iffy manners from the kids. 
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Getting on the Same Page with Your Domestic Church
Organization Spirituality

Getting on the Same Page with Your Domestic Church

We needed to get on the same page by sitting down together as a family in order to stabilize our Domestic Church.
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From Daydreams to Daymemes
Entertainment

From Daydreams to Daymemes

I used to have daydreams:  you know, the perfectly happy family.  Now I have "daymemes".
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Discipline While Looking Through Another’s Eyes
Parenting Spirituality

Discipline While Looking Through Another’s Eyes

Not to stir up old family drama or anything, but hand me a spoon...  Think about a time you were disciplined when you were your child's age.  How do you wish your parents would have handled the situation? How can you discipline better?
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Better Parenting Grows Better Kids
Entertainment Leadership

Better Parenting Grows Better Kids

I realize I'm preaching to the choir, and I want to give you credit for making the effort to grow...
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Avoid School Registration-Induced Writer’s Cramp
Organization

Avoid School Registration-Induced Writer’s Cramp

Filling out school registration forms is monotonous, gives me writer's cramp, and is incredibly time consuming. I streamline the process with pre-printed shipping labels.
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Healthy Habits: Getting Them Back
Health

Healthy Habits: Getting Them Back

The key to staying in "good shape" is fitting healthy habits into your lifestyle.  The trouble is, my "lifestyle" is in the habit of murdering my healthy habits.
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Summer Break-up: Vacation from Boyfriend
Relationships

Summer Break-up: Vacation from Boyfriend

I'm trying to convince my daughter to break-up with her boyfriend for the summer. I have good reasons!
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Pregnancy: Third Trimester
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Pregnancy: Third Trimester

Part 3 of 3: Third Trimester of my Sixth non-picture-perfect Pregnancy.
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