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25 Instructional Bible Verses for Children and Parents

The Bible is a fantastic teacher! As good parents, whether we consider ourselves religious, spiritual or even a non-believer, we all have common values that we want to share with our children. The principles of…
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Added by Autherine on February 3, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Happy Fathers Day - Did You Grow Up Without a Father?

Happy Father's Day! It is a sentiment that I have rarely had a chance to express to my own father. He was in and out of my life for many years and when he was in my life, it felt strange to say it. Happy Father's Day seems like a special statement to be reserved for the most special fathers, you know, the ones who were around to change diapers, wipe tears, give great advice, lecture that boy taking me out on my first date,  and walk me down the aisle during my…
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Added by Autherine on June 19, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

10 Activities to Keep Your Kids Happy This Summer

My son just graduated from kindergarten. Yea!!! This is the first year that we have had to makes plans for 10 weeks of summer fun.  After some mind-numbing research into summer camps and activities that are fun but also educational,  below is a list that works for kids of all ages, especially boys with lots of energy to burn. …
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Added by Autherine on June 13, 2011 at 10:33pm — No Comments

An Act of Unkindness Inspires 14 Words of Wisdom for my Boys

Yesterday, as I was taking a leisurely stroll to the gym, I noticed a pickup truck driving through my neighborhood.  It was noticeable because it was a 2 seater with about 4 kids, mostly young boys crammed into the front seat.  As it drove by me, a boy in the passenger seat who looked between 15 to 17, looked at me and yelled a racial epithet, preceded by a 4 letter word.  My immediate thoughts were "Did I just hear that?" and "How weirdly random was that?".…
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Added by Autherine on June 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do You Love Your Love Life?

Thanks to all the fans of the Happiest Mom who have been reading with me for the past 10 days. Here is the blog entry for the final chapter. Do you love your love life? This was my favorite chapter; Meagan saved the best for last.http://boysrising.blogspot.com/2011/06/becoming-happiest-mom-love-your-love.html

Added by Autherine on June 2, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments

Calling all Moms Raising Boys!!!

 

If you are a mom raising boys, please join me at 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BoysRising/194562363888560

 

I try to offer great advice, links to research on raising boys and we know how much our boys like potty humor.

 

Look forward to your visit. We are on Facebook and…

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Added by Autherine on May 25, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments

Looking to become a Happy Mom? Join Me in Reading "the Happiest Mom"

 

I love to read and I love to write! I always thought that those 2 passions helped to define me but today I realized that I have not read a a book, not including legal books, in over a year. How could that be?  I have been carrying around the book, "The Happiest Mom" by Meagan Francis for a few weeks now but every time I pull it out, a baby tugs on my skirt, the phone rings, and the pile of laundry starts to call my name.  Now, this is precisely why I need to read this book. I need…

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Added by Autherine on May 22, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Honoring Wonderful Friends: No Reservations Needed

 

 

Do you have a friend that you love and who you know loves you and supports you?   Here is my personal ode to friendship and all the wonderful friends who make my life rich. Share this poem with a friend, post your own ode to friendship in the comments at BoysRising and call that special friend and let her know how much she means to…

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Added by Autherine on March 12, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

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