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Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Want to talk? Meet your kids where they are…


I just finished a conversation with my son if you use the term lightly.  I texted him to check and see how his day was and if he got registered for the classes he wanted, and he responded.  A few years ago, I would have thought this was an odd way to have a conversation with my …

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A “Parenting Must”…outdoor play every day!


Thought this post was perfect in celebration of Earth Day.  The best way to instill a love of this earth in your child is to encourage experiencing the wonder of the earth.  Being outdoors results in a healthier child for so many reasons!  Get outside today, teach your child that this earth is theirs to …

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Relax, You are Good Enough!


It is Friday, my favorite day of the week, and I am planning a college graduation party for my #3 daughter. An exciting time filled with pride for any parent. With my cup of coffee this morning, I was thinking about the weeks ahead, and nearly ruined the start to my day. I began my …

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Bike helmets protect, they are a must!


Helmets worn properly will prevent 85% of head injuries from bike crashes…they are a must! Spring weather is here, finally. Hopefully you have gotten outside to play with your child. Outside play is so important for so many different reasons. Biking was always a favorite activity at our house, and still is. Bike helmets have …

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5 simple questions to ask yourself in trying to raise an “I can kid”


There are few qualities that are more important for success and happiness in life than confidence.  Having confidence in our abilities and ourselves makes it easier to make friends, reach goals and even take necessary risks.  The development of confidence starts amazingly enough, during infancy and develops throughout a child’s life. Over the years, self-confidence …

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