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Thinking We’ll Wait Until 8th

Along with many of you, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the effects of increased technology usage with my kids. It’s coming from every direction. At home we have televisions, computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, and an Xbox. We visit the library and my kids want to sit on the iPads and computers there. They go to […]

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What Mommy REALLY Wants for Her Birthday

If you have a kid that’s not of babysitting or working age, you’ve probably heard these words: “Mommy, I want to get you a birthday present. Can you give me some money to buy it?” Why would I want to spend my own money for my kid to give me something that will probably end […]

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13 Things I Wish “13 Reasons” Had Said to Our Youth Instead

I made myself watch 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. Every episode. I carefully waited and watched and hoped that some beautiful message would crop out of it, but it didn’t. While I can appreciate this show for the increased conversations about mental health, I just can’t agree with some of the messages presented. There’s no […]

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Drowning: Know the Signs; Save a Life

 The only thing that causes more deaths in children ages 1-4 than drowning is birth defects and with all children up to age 14, drowning is the number two cause of accidental death (car accidents remain first).   In this article, we will run through common misconceptions about water safety and dive into the signs of drowning. Common Misconceptions […]

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From “Fat Girl” to Human Being: A Journey of Awareness & an Opportunity to Empower my Children

I have rewritten this post about 4 times now. I want to make sure that the idea that I have in my mind is accurately expressed in my post. I know that I have many flaws, or things about myself that could be improved upon. I feel that there are two ways that I can […]

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