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24 May 2016
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MAY: Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

After having their baby, new moms may experience intense feelings of long-lasting sadness, or postpartum depression. Postpartum Depression isn’t synonymous with being a weak or bad mother. It is a medical condition and, like other medical conditions, can get better with treatment. Remember that many new moms experience a range of emotions from excitement and joy to fear […]


25 April 2016
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Parenting in the Age of Entitlement

The self-efficacy beliefs of parents and collective efficacy of teachers transcends to adolescents and their belief systems. The need for attention and recognition is a rising problem in the US culture. Adults modeling good behaviors and attitudes produce more productive results in the mimicked behaviors from the children without expectation of praise and rewards. The […]


14 April 2016
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Who’s The Parent?

Recent events have caused me to question who is the parent in certain situations. A week ago I encountered a mother and her son at the grocery store. The son could not have been more than 8 years old if that.  He wanted his mother to buy him something and I am assuming she said […]


25 February 2016
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Influence of the Father

I had the privilege of attending a seminar about the influence of the Father.  The speaker was talking about the influence of our Earthly and Heavenly Father.  The speaker encouraged the attendees to write a list describing our earthly father (i.e. dad); then the speaker asked us to write another list describing our relationship with […]


22 February 2016
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Parenting
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Childhood Anxiety

Did you know childhood anxiety is not uncommon and it’s actually a normal part of growing up?   I don’t know about you but it’s been a minute or two since I was a kid. I remember getting stressed but compared to adult-level stress and anxiety that we adults experience, I have a hard time keeping […]


9 February 2016
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Parenting
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Financial Responsibility

I don’t know about you but financial responsibility was never taught to me.  I learned how to manage my personal finances through trial and error.  Some of those errors were hard lessons.  It would be such an invaluable lesson to teach our children about finances early because it is one skill that will benefit them […]


1 December 2015
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Kids Don’t Come With An Instruction Manual

A friend and I were talking and she told me, “I hate when people say Kids don’t come with an instruction manual.”  She went on to explain that as a Christian we should never say this statement because we have the Bible.  I must humbly admit as a Christian that I have thought and said […]


16 November 2015
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Parenting
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Girl Power

I recently read an article entitled 10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She’s 10. These 10 simple girl power commandments-if you will- will help your daughter navigate through life. The 10 girl power commandments for little girls are as follows: 1. How adored she is. No matter what you disagree on and […]

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