How to Cultivate the Kind of Family You Want

We had a positive parenting expert speak to our MOPS group last month. She opened with a visualization exercise. I don’t like these types of exercises mainly because I don’t like being told what to do or keeping my eyes closed. But since I’m the lead coordinator for our group, I wanted to set a […]

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How to make sure you stay up past your bedtime

I’m officially past the stage where I can blame my children for my own lack of sleep. Nope. It’s all my fault, a fact that becomes painfully clear every morning when my alarm rings. Here are nine ways that you too can stay up past your bedtime and hate yourself in the morning: 1. Read […]

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How to Love Across Social Boundaries

How do you take your coffee? Your answer may reveal a lot about you. Are you a purist, only drinking it black? Do you pour over, use a french press, or use a standard coffee maker? Do you grind your own beans? Do you use flavored creamers? I started drinking coffee at 14, when I […]

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How to Live in the Good Old Days

This quote from the last season of The Office got me right in the heart the first time I heard it. What do you consider to be “the good old days” of your life? Is there a time you would go back to and re-live if you could – changing nothing, but just for the […]

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3 Ways to Make Chores More Enjoyable

“What’s this, mommy?” he asked, pointing to the large display of grapefruit at the grocery store. “That’s a grapefruit!” I said. “Pleeeeaase can we get one? I’ve always wanted to try one!” I was happy to indulge him this small request. It’s a healthy food and it was on sale this week, so why not? […]

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On Dealing with Disappointment

One day as I was vacuuming our stairs with our dust-buster, the hose attachment broke. I had only cleaned halfway up the first of three flights of stairs in our townhouse. “What am I supposed to do now,” I wailed in frustration. “You could try the shop-vac in the garage!” my husband suggested. I had […]

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How to Grab Groceries with Kids Without Losing your Mind

It was a hot and sticky summer day when we brought my first born home from the hospital. I sat in the back of our car, next to William who was snuggled in his brand new car seat. We stopped at a 7-11 for gas and my husband delivered a red slurpee to me through […]

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