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A Conscious Approach to Youth Sports

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This was a weekend full of sports in my family. My 12 year old had a basketball game and my 7 year old had a soccer game and swim meet. As Rachel Macy Stafford says, I love to watch my children play. I have grown so much from the days when my 12 year old was just getting into sports - when my ego came roaring out to the field, the court, the pool - and I wanted him to excel at all costs. Regardless of his reasons for joining a team or for playing a sport (uh, maybe because…

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Added by Erin Taylor on February 16, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** If I'm in the woods today, I need to avoid men wearing hockey masks.



** Listening to an eleven year old sing in the shower is nothing short of AWESOME.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 13, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments

NIP SIBLING RIVALRY IN THE BUD!

I am a very recent mom to two beautiful daughters. When I conceived my second child, I started to feel anxious and worried about how my older daughter would treat her younger sibling.

My second baby came into this world last year and it’s safe to say that even though there was a little bit of jealousy, my older daughter took on really well to her younger sister. So much so that she is very protective of her sister. Being a mental health professional helped me through this…

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Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

24 Hours of Thoughts from a Mom:

I don’t know about you, but I have a constant string of random thoughts running through my brain at all times.  Sometimes I wish there was a mute button for all my opinions, impressions, ideas, conclusions, judgments, feelings and theories, but…there’s not.  Before my brain explodes, I “thought” I would share with all of…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on February 12, 2015 at 1:29pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Child Skin Rash

I have changed a few diapers and it doesn't look like I'll be in the clear for quite a long time. My kids have outgrown them, but besides being a nanny for many years prior to having them, I am the assistant director of early childhood for a large children's program for infant through pre-schoolers, so still around babies and toddlers daily.



Yes, I've wiped a good share of bums and am proud of it!…

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Added by Leah Mastilock on February 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Plentiful Living with a Minimalist Approach to Life Continued

This is where updates to a Plentiful Living with a Minimalist Approach to Life will be posted.

Each year my family adopts a theme to live by….in 2014 our theme was ‘Living with a Grateful Heart’. We made it a daily practice to take inventory of all of the love and goodness around us, and before long we began to realize how abundantly blessed we…

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Added by shelah moss on February 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Perfect Date?!

A perfect date...oh my word.

Sounds like a lot of pressure, honestly.

I've come to realize that perfection is an impossible standard for this mere mortal. I actually attempted a romantic getaway with Wolf, the hubby last month.

It didn't go well. If you want all the gory (albeit funny) details, including stockings becoming slouch socks, you can read it here.

Anyways.

So,…

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Added by Melissa "The Imp" C on February 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** I am an extremely underpaid entertainment coordinator.



** Nobody wins when Mama oversleeps on a school…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 6, 2015 at 12:03am — No Comments

The family business

My husband wears a lot of different titles: He is the love of my life, a dynamic dad for our son and my best friend. I also like to think of him as my business partner.



If you were to take a step back and look at our family as a business (romantic, I know), you would see that we have an excellent…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

The Benefits Of Utilizing Parenting Courses

Whether you are parenting a child for the first time or you have three or four children you can always benefit from a parenting course to help you improve the way you are raising your children or to help you address a certain problem your child is having. A parenting course is beneficial to parents so they can better develop their techniques for raising their child, but these courses are also beneficial to the children involved and it might be a good idea to involve children in the process…

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Added by Jirakee jones on January 31, 2015 at 12:05am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** Daytime t.v. brings with it some seriously disturbing commercials.



** My kids are probably hungry all the time because…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 30, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

You're Invited! Conscious Parenting Webinar

Are you feeling frustrated as a parent? Do you wish you understood your child better? Do you long for a deeper relationship with your child? Find a comfortable place, put your feet up and join me for an informative online discussion on Conscious Parenting, inspired by the…

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Added by Erin Taylor on January 29, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

Mini Natural Hair Chronicles: Discipline

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I blame the minds of children's behavior today on the prenatal vitamins.  It has to be.  What else can explain the overall lack of common sense and level of disrespect that a child, not even a teenager or wanna be adult would show their parent? In the above video I happened to see on my facebook timeline, this child, not old enough to properly wipe… Continue

Added by Type 4 Naturals on January 27, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

When My Daughter Says "I Don't Love You"

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I struggle with my mother-daughter relationship.  When I first found out I was having a girl, I worried.  I'm not a girlie-girl and I don't really know what to do with one of those.  Even more so, I had a strained relationship with my own mother for as long as I could remember.  Finding out I was having a girl brought back so…

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Added by J. Ivy Boyter on January 26, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia, by Marija Bulatovic

Title: Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia

Genre: Memoir

Author: Marija Bulatovic

Websitewww.fantasticalbook.com

Publisher: SOL LLC

Purchase on …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 24, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** Short weeks make you feel like every day is Friday.



** They also make you angry to find out that every day is not, in…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 23, 2015 at 7:40pm — No Comments

The Elf on the Shelf and Failed Parenting Tactics

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I was sitting working on my blog and registering for sweepstakes one day during my daughter's quiet time.  It's time I get to use to be productive or have a break from the insanity.  One particular day, just a few days before Christmas, I was thinking of all the presents I still have left to wrap, and then I began to think about our Elf…

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Added by J. Ivy Boyter on January 22, 2015 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

10 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes we should pass along to our children

As we take time to celebrate and remember the life of a man who forever changed the landscape of America, let's do more than consider it a day off of work and school. Although my children are too young to truly understand the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work, I am committed to using his powerful…

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Added by Denise LaRosa on January 18, 2015 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** It's hard to play Dr. Kevorkian, even to a Beta fish who's dying a very slow death.



** Helping with Spanish homework when you don't speak a lick of Spanish is like trying to cook a gourmet meal when you can't even boil…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 16, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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