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I'm one of those people that sort of loathes all multi-level marketing companies. I've hated them forever because I feel like they force your friends to become product pushers and all of a sudden complete strangers on Instagram will...
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Recently I was at an event with other parents and everyone was chit chatting about their summer vacations. Their summer adventures sounded amazing, exotic and, basically, like a vacation Pinterest board in the making.Their family vacation plans “Oh we're going...
Whether or not your child has purpose in their lives as an adult is on you, mom. (Figures)According to new research from Washington University in St. Louis, children who have more conflict with their mothers in their early elementary...
Throughout life, Halloween hadn’t been that important to me, but like almost all holidays, it became much more fun when I had kids.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});When I was young, my mom handmade all...
One of the hardest parts of parenthood is raising your children to be self-reliant, confident & self-assured. While for some kids leadership comes naturally, others have to be taught to lead.Here are some benefits to teaching your kids how...
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