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Insecurity and Identity

We are a blended family and I grew up in a blended family. While I grew up with my natural mom and dad, my dad had been previously married and had 2 sons with his first wife. I remember trying … Continue reading

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Are You a Coach or a Dictator?

When parents make the shift from controller/dictator/punisher to mentor/teacher/leader they will stop trying to control behavior and will start trying to teach why and how to behave. Kindness in this process is not weakness. Kindness toward our kids also does … Continue reading

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What She Shouldn’t Have to Know

I’m always trying to make things with the kids. Today, we made homemade pretzels – inspired by a friend’s post a few days ago. They turned out yummy and we got to have a little science lesson about how the … Continue reading

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