I have really, really exciting news to share. My eBook is now available and the paperback book will be released May 1, just in time for Mother's Day! Please visit www.villageparentcoaching.com and click on the link in…Continue
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Super quick Greek chicken salad is a tasty healthy meal ideal for busy weeknights. This is a traditional Greek style salad but with added chicken and it tastes just great!
Take a large bowl and toss in lots of lovely fresh ingredients like salad leaves, onions, baby plum tomatoes, cucumber…Continue
Getting my children to eat their greens has always been a challenge. It doesn’t help that my husband will only eat broccoli and claims that potatoes and sweetcorn are included on the five-a-day list. He will also argue to the death that raspberry jam is as good as a fruit.
So the last few years…Continue
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This month’s Rants and Underpants is dedicated to the bane of my existence… Facebook. For anyone who knows me, they know that I have a crazy complex when it comes to Facebook. Up until a month ago, I was a Facebook virgin, and proud of it. But since starting my blog, I couldn’t ignore the fact that there was so much untapped traffic that I could be generating from Facebook for my blog. So going against every fiber of my being (in case you haven’t noticed, I am a tad over dramatic), I…Continue
Encouraging a Bible and Christian centered family needs solid grounding and immersion into God’s Word. Positively reaffirming to your children to learn more about their faith, by reading the Bible, is a good way to teach them habits that they will be able to tap into for the rest of their lives.
Who better to encourage children to learn good Christian habits than a mother? The relationship between a mother and a child gives great opportunity for parents to encourage their children to…Continue
One day far into the future, when my son accepts his Nobel Prize in chemistry, I fully expect him to thank his Mom for doing all those "way cool" egg experiments with him on that one rainy Saturday afternoon. "Because of her," he will say, "I learned to look at the world as a place filled with answers. You just have to know the right questions to ask." And I will tear up, and it will be lovely. (Trust me.)…Continue
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Every few weeks it seems as if Dial is adding something new to their product line. Did you know they have a Boutique Hand Soap Collection? I didn't...but, I like it!…
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My son hates shopping. At any store and every store. And the mall too. He has always been a happy kid and very easy-going (with the occasional meltdown, like most kids). But when it comes to shopping, it’s been tough.
When he was a baby, he was usually fine on the drive to a store. Then he would cry the minute I’d walk in. And proceed to yell and throw things the whole time I would shop. And believe me, I tried every distraction possible – food, toys, cell phone videos. Nothing…Continue
“Menopause” – this word immediately braces up images of night sweats, hot flashes and some other unpleasant symptoms in the minds of many aging women. All women have to experience menopause but the symptoms vary from one person to another. While some women remain totally unaffected, some others find the symptoms debilitating and unbearable. Although there are different mechanisms that are particularly responsible for menopause, the main changes occur from within the ovaries of a woman. As…Continue
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As McKinley grows and begins to get involved in more and more activities, including athletics and social groups, I find myself having internal debates about how to communicate the right information to her. Suddenly everything is questionable – although as a parent this is somewhat of a constant, now society has given me another set of differentiating rules.
A friend of mine…Continue
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Occassionally a girl needs a little sweetness in her life. Although Mike does a great job of tending to my needs in…that area… sometimes, just sometimes, a girl needs to step outside the box.
I’m not talking about your every day indulgence here, ladies. I’m talking about something that will send your senses flying, your taste-buds tingling, your tongue twirling; I’m talking about the best chocolate chip cookie on this planet.
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One day when I dropped my son off to school, a little girl in his class came over to greet him with a giant hug and some happy words. My son bared it, the girl walked off and my son looked up at me and said, "These girls - they always want to hug me."
My son's school is technically a hug-free zone (for the…
If you have gone online and looked at different options that will help rid your home of drywood termites, you have likely seen the ongoing debate between Orange Oil versus tenting or fumigating a home.
While it is apparent that both methods are effective as a means of destroying termites, here are a few strengths and weaknesses that each approach brings that can likely help you to make your choice.…
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When I joined the family, I was the only child. You called me your furbaby. Life revolved around me.
I went everywhere with you and Dad, as long as dogs were allowed. Vacations, family gatherings, trips to Petco--I was right there, wagging happily by your side.
When you had a longer work commute, you hired the best of the best dog walkers. She visited me, walked me, played with me, and gave me a treat while you worked, reassuring you that I was lovingly taken…Continue