Ways to Find the Support You Need

I hope that you know as a reader of this blog, how much I respect the wisdom you have attained through your life experiences.  Only you can know the right path for you and your family.  There are times when challenges are so great and life is so overwhelming, it is hard to know what

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Either/Or

When my husband is traveling for work I have to devise ways to keep my boys in line.  This means being proactive in how I approach their behavior.  I have learned that they need extra time, care and attention when dad is not around if I have any hopes of them being compliant.  The challenge

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Morning Dust-Up

I had gone upstairs when the rumblings of ‘the incident’ began. I heard a lot of screaming and door slamming. I quickly reviewed the morning in my head. I had implemented all my coping strategies to have a good morning. I had greeted both my boys warmly. I had engaged them both in conversation over

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Greeting the Day

I recently had a discussion with another mom about how hectic mornings can be trying to get everyone successfully out the door.  I told her that on some level, I know that it is my attitude and energy that sets the tone for the day.  It is especially hard to ‘rise above’ and be calm,

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Today Shoes, Tomorrow the World!

If you look at parenting in its entirety, it can quickly overwhelm you.  During my boys’ lengthy ‘terrible twos’ that started at 15 months and lasted until kindergarten, I never would have believed it would get easier.  When I started each day with them, I would mentally prepare for the seemingly endless battles that lay

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