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Top Five Parenting Hacks from a Family of Five

Okay, let’s just get straight into it – because when you have a family of five, there just isn’t any time for lengthy introductions. Cash Under the Restaurant Table  We occasionally venture outside the house and go out to eat at a restaurant where they have silverware, cloth napkins, and adult conversation. When we do […]

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Empowering Kids to Resolve Conflict: Starting the Conversation

Truly resolving relational conflict is an invaluable life skill. As moms, we are well familiar with conflict. Whether it’s a disagreement in our marriage or the millionth fight (of the day!) among our kids, we know that conflict is inevitable wherever two people are together. Conflict resolution is not just smoothing over rough patches or […]

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Losing my Parenting Stride in Kindergarten Bootcamp

I rock this parenting thing… until suddenly, I don’t. Last summer I hit my parenting stride as a veteran mother of three, I had gained confidence and skills. Or, at least that is how I felt. I had a well behaved four year old preschool graduate; a beautiful, happy two year old; and an easy, […]

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Five Ways to Teach Kids Computer Programming

You may or may not have considered helping your kids learn computer programming, but learning to program helps kids with learning beyond the computer.  Learning programming skills helps kids with problem solving skills, logical reasoning and promotes creativity. Thankfully, there are a plethora of ways to teach programming – teaching kids programming skills before they […]

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Keeping Chaos at Bay: Four Tips to Staying Organized as a Mom

Organization is not my natural inclination. As a single person, that worked out most of the time. I probably was not as productive as I could be, but I organized the big stuff – I knew where my extra checkbooks were and could find my socks. Low bar, I know! I vaguely hoped for more […]

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