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My husband and I adopted 4 boys throughout our 10 ½ years as foster parents. As with most situations with which people are unfamiliar, they often say things ...

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Once you have children, you’ll be surprised to find that many people you know and interact with are secretly child development experts. Who woulda thunk it? Advice and ...

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Having spent 15 years in the jungle that is corporate business, I’ve had more than my fair share of both receiving and giving criticism.  Some of which was ...

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Throw downs and Calm downs In the midst of a tender moment between parent and child, a mind-blowing, ear-piercing, body-draining temper tantrum can explode.  It can happen at ...

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Language barriers can hinder business transactions, teaching environments, and family communication. It’s estimated that there are over 6,500 spoken languages, although several thousand are spoken by less than ...

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Most parents will tell you that it’s easier, and honestly, a whole lot more fun to teach children how to be gracious winners than it is to teach ...

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As we gain seniority in the role of parent, we remember thinking, ‘I’m never going to say those crazy meaningless, phrases, threats, and illogical arguments that my parents ...

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I sat down to write this several times, but something dragged me away.  Someone’s lost cleats, a favorite shirt that went MIA (missing in action for those of ...

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Don’t you love a sentence that starts that way?  Makes you wonder, what have they been telling you up to this point?  Or how about, “to be perfectly ...

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Being the type A that I am,  I forced my husband to make a commitment on how we would tell our children about the facts of life—long before ...

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Some would say that you haven’t fully experienced parenting until you have more than one child.  Now don’t take offense if you have only one child, you are ...

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Whenever I hear someone complaining about something fairly insignificant (at least in my estimation), I always tell them, “That’s life. If it were perfect, we’d call it heaven.” ...

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Nutritional and Nurturing Call me old-fashioned, but sitting down to a family dinner has lots of benefits beyond just getting a decent meal. In a generation where 1 ...