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Surviving Dinner One Question at a Time

Last night at dinner I spent over twenty minutes listening to my six and three year old aggressively debating which was the better movie: Barbie Fashion Fairytale or Barbie Princess Charm School. Someone please help me now. After banning the word Barbie from the table, the two set out to discuss which was the better pet, dogs …

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Easy And Inexpensive Dates You’ll Remember

Our top picks for inexpensive dates! My husband and I have this terrible habit of turning to the same old, tired activities when date night rolls around. It’s so hard to be creative sometimes – especially when we’re exhausted and/or broke! And those are the nights we battle the urge to stay home, watch TV, and order a pizza. I know you …

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How do I raise independent children when I am a control freak?

I want to raise children that are independent, creative, and confident.  Sometimes I feel that my controlling, organizing personality is going to burst out and ruin my kid’s growing sense of self.  This weekend is a perfect example of the effort it sometimes take to let our kids spread their wings and create. Douglas, my …

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Show your love AND boost your child’s self confidence this month!

With a house full of teens we try and make Valentines Day about more than the boy-girl crushes going on.  I see it as an opportunity to make my spouse and children feel loved (no matter what happens at school).  Here is an idea that will make any age child or adult feel loved and …

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Kitchen Kids

Growing up, I had a friend whose mom was the epitome of cool. Linda Thomas always let her daughters wear her shoes – even the high heels. I wasn’t even allowed to wear high heels until I was 14 (tragic huh?). The coolest thing about her though was when she did cooking demonstrations. Every so …

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