Independence for All

Having just celebrated our nation’s independence, it got me thinking about my boys and their level of independence. In our family structure, since I am mostly a full-time stay-at-home parent, I often wonder if they have age-appropriate life skills in place. They rely heavily on me to guide them through their day-to-day life and I

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Forgiving to Set Yourself Free

Conflict with a spouse or partner is an inevitable part of any relationship.  Over the years, my ability to handle these conflicts has improved tremendously.  I hope my husband can agree with this last statement because if he doesn’t, we may be facing some of the very conflict I’m writing about.  In all seriousness, I

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The Newborn Joy of Motherhood

I recently visited one of our former babysitters who welcomed her second son.  I made a point to wait a few weeks after she gave birth to visit.  I waited because I remember when both of my sons were born the first weeks were a blur.  I barely remembered who came and went and struggled

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