Perfectly Thankful

  This is time of year that again and again we are reminded to be thankful.  We should make gratitude lists, create thankful-based art projects for our kids and host or travel to a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.  It’s easy to lose sight of your blessings when you have so many obligations to fulfill.  Often, the

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The Life and Skills of Kids

  There is a balance to parenting.  It’s one part meeting basic needs, one part teaching your children life skills and one part helping your kids be kind and considerate citizens.  On top of all of this, you then are expected to have them excel in education, extracurricular activities and give back to your community.

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Building Social Connections

I am a board member for a non-profit that specializes in vision screenings for children.  I try to be as hands-on as possible to see what is working for the organization and what is not.  A couple of weeks ago I made a point to attend a school vision screening from start to finish.  It

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The Goal of Acceptance

Parenting is a chock-full of life lessons.  One of the biggest lessons any of us can learn through the parenting process is acceptance.  Acceptance of what is, of the loss of what used to be and of letting go of what will never be. My oldest son runs fast.  From a young age, his speed

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That’s Questionable

In the world of business, there is an art to being successful.  The same holds true for parenting.  Business models are great as they offer practical applications for managing relationships.  Often, these applications can easily translate into family dynamics.  The QBQ (question behind the question) is one such business model.  The creator of QBQ created

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