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Frustrations

The past two days have been frustrating for me as a parent. It’s not anything in particular my three kids have done, but rather my frustration level. Every few months I have a day where my hormones are not in the correct balance, and as a result, every little thing makes me furious. My internal…

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Working from Home with Kids at Home During the Summer

This week has seen a dramatic decrease in the craziness of my family’s schedule. My daughter just finished up three weeks of full-day theater camp, culminating in six performances over th…ree days last week. My younger son had full-day Cub Scout camp last week. My older son was in band camp a little bit each…

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Conscious Parenting in Action

This week was my 7-year-old’s first time at Cub Scout Camp. For the most part, he was excited to go and spend the week with his friends. I say “for the most part” because he is usually wary of new or unfamiliar experiences. There was one activity in particular that he did NOT want to participate…

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More Than Just Colleagues; Friends Too

I am back home from an incredible weekend in Chicago at the PCI conference with an amazing group of parent coaches, all of whom I am proud to call friends and colleagues. Together, we are changing the world, one parent one family at a time. Love you guys!

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A Lesson From My Son

I do not like clutter, so you can imagine how I felt when I came home from work at 10pm last night to find my hallway in this condition. While I was gone, someone clearly took my carefully folded pile of laundry and threw it all over the pl…ace. I was not about to pick…

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Today’s Lesson: There are Good People in the World

My 11 year old son is getting bigger, and so are his friends. And along with their increased size comes increased physicality and roughness in their play. Recently when they were playing …in the pool, they managed to break the bracket that holds the drop rod that keeps the pool gate safely closed and locked.…

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Thoughts on This School Shooting Epidemic

I admit it. I am a self-proclaimed optimist. A die-hard optimist, to be exact. Most people who know me would describe me that way as well. So I’ve been thinking and thinking about all these school shootings and what can be done to stop them. The problem is so wide and complex. On a national,…

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What Do We Do Now?

For those who know me, you know I am not an alarmist. But this latest shooting has me shaken, even though it happened 3000 miles from where I live. My friend’s good friend’s daughter attends the school in Oregon where it happened. And this …map is even more alarming. What is happening in our world?…

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Tips for Inspiring Greatness in our Young Athletes

Another school year is ending and with it, another season of sports. Or is it? With today’s hard-driving emphasis on youth sports, seasons do not really “end” anymore, do they? For my children, their sports and activities have come to a close as of this weekend; no more “winter” swimming, no more dance performances, no…

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Five Ways to Enjoy This Summer With Your Kids More

The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short ~ Gretchen Ruben I love this quote and find it to be so true about life, and especially about parenting. The days, especially with young children, can seem unbearably long, but talk to any parent with older or grown kids and they will tell you they…

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