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Teaching Your Children to Win at Relationships Even if You Failed

If you were lucky enough to have been raised by a happy and healthy married couple, you probably take a lot of what you learned from them for granted. We as children, take in everything from our surroundings, often not realizing that our brain is working behind the scenes making new associations and forming new… Continue reading Teaching Your Children to Win at Relationships Even if You Failed

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Kindergarten Graduation: Is a Celebration Really Necessary?

Every time I receive a notice about my daughter’s pending Kindergarten graduation, my first thought, well after wondering how much this was going to run me, is if managing not to eat enough glue to get held back was really that much of an accomplishment. Seriously, When I ask her what type of job she… Continue reading Kindergarten Graduation: Is a Celebration Really Necessary?

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For The Daddies Who Aren’t

I am not here to say Happy Father’s Day to you because today is everything but. I am here to say hold on. There is hope at the end of this journey.  Today is not the day you get to celebrate and the journey may be a long, hard road but that day will come.… Continue reading For The Daddies Who Aren’t

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9 Parenting Tips for the Wise (Ass) Parent

Parenting is rewarding, amazing, fulfilling, and all those other things they say. Well, as much as I love my children and agree, at times, parenting is definitely a challenge. Although I was the baby in my own family, between baby sitting and extended family functions, I have grown up with plenty of experience dealing with… Continue reading 9 Parenting Tips for the Wise (Ass) Parent

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Full Metal Baby

I am a mother of two sometimes wonderful little girls.  I am the mother of two sometimes little jerks.  I feel like I can not go on with out adding the mandatory, "they get it from their father" line, which may have some truth to it.  My oldest also gets it from her mother, of… Continue reading Full Metal Baby