The Teenager’s World

As promised, I wanted to write a post about the age range of early teens and beyond to give readers options as their kids grow.  In the foreground, before you begin to discuss the broader contexts of the social sphere of a teenager, it is helpful to address the physical aspect of our children’s growing

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Dinner-tainment: How to Keep Little Ones Occupied

As a writer, it is often suggested that I ‘write what I know’.  However, in all fairness to the age ranges my boys have passed through or have yet to enter, I want to include some posts about these time-frames.  Today’s post will focus on the toddler years and then the next will be about

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Small Tasks, Big Changes

“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day.  It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.  By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks

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When A Little Perspective is Needed

Being the lone female in my house, the fact Valentine’s Day comes and goes without much fanfare is a given.  This date mattered much more to me in my younger days, but I have a house to run, articles to write and a life to live.  This may not be the case for those of us

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Less Clutter Equals More Freedom

I came across ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’ by Margaretta Magnusson as advertised by one of my favorite little bookstores.  Of course the name caught my attention and being that I was in a cleaning mode, I gave it a try.  The author is charming and straightforward.  It was a quick read, some of which

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