When it comes to your family’s safety, you don’t want to compromise. At home you want to make sure you have all the systems in place that will protect them from any of life’s hazards and that those systems...
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I’ve debated sharing this because as a writer of a parenting blog, I have this notion that people will think less of me. I have also been holding back because as my children grow, I want to shield them...
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Something magical happens after the holidays - when all the Christmas decor is put away, the kitchen no longer smells like cookies and the days aren’t packed with things that have to get done - there is a calm...
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Dear Family Who Created The Elf on the Shelf, I hate you. I generally try to not use such strong language but, honestly, I hate you for getting rich while making my life harder at Christmas time. (adsbygoogle =...
Most people will tell you that Christmas time is about joy, family, giving and the birth of the savior. It’s literally supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.” The song says so.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
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I’ve personally never been very good at math. In fact, most of my family – including extended family – does not like it as a subject. I struggled with math throughout elementary school, middle school, high school and even...
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