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Are you parenting a teen? Here are 5 actions that will help.

It was freezing rain this one morning as my son and I hustled into the car to start our day. As we sat down, he noticed a thin layer of icy slush on the windshield. My son asked, “Will the wipers … Continue reading

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Family Matters: Relationships are key!

Family matters.  It’s simple, the key is to develop a positive relationship with your children. Start early, this will BE  one of their greatest protective factors in life. There are no secret ingredients, no gimmicks, no quick fixes. It’s about … Continue reading

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Seize the day with your family. Everyday!

Carpe diem! in the past when I heard “seize the day”; my thoughts used to run wild with the idea of being spontaneous, of trying something new and crazy. Living life like there is no tomorrow. Just doing it! Whatever … Continue reading

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Making time for your “Valentine”

Get ready for the day, work, come home, make dinner while keeping Pumpkin occupied, clean up, play together, walk the dog, do the bedtime routine, the laundry, pay the bills, catch a tiny bit of me time, then finally… sleep. … Continue reading

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Through the lens of depression: my marriage, pregnancy, and a high-needs baby

I was really excited for the birth of our second child.  We had always planned on having more than one, and I was really looking forward to my two and a half year old becoming a big brother. My pregnancy … Continue reading

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Why all the fuss about attachment?

What is attachment parenting anyway? According to what you may have read in the media recently, it’s about extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping and baby-wearing. However, that is not what attachment is really all about. It’s not about the way you feed … Continue reading

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