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I'm Not Your Bail Bondsman

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I was recently put in a place that I have never been before. You see, I found out before my daughter did that she got detention at school for being late. Don’t even get me started on why she gets the detention when I’m the one who drives her to schoo... Read full article

Dammit!

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Let’s think more about what we say and the unknown impact, and watch our mouths around your and my kids, dammit.... Read full article

WOW, 30 Years!

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We are super excited to share our 30th birthday with you and even more appreciative of you for allowing us into your homes for 30 years. We like to think we are here helping build strong families, and strong families build strong communities. It’s ha... Read full article

I’m Not Spoiling Them, I’m Playing the Long Game

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I like technology, and I use it everyday and any way I can. As you may know, my house is fully automated, from the AC to the lights to everything in between. I have done it all with the help of my little people. We have changed light switches and run... Read full article

“No” is a Complete Sentence

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It may not be 100 percent accurate according to my former English teacher, but in my book, it is.  Too many times I catch myself giving reasons to my kids for why I tell them “No,” and I just don’t have that much time in my life at this point to kee... Read full article



Lights, Camera, and Action

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How well do you know you know your children and what they are really thinking about? Well, I found a fun way to get inside the mind of a five year old, and it was all by accident. It is really simple, and you have all the tools you need in your pocke... Read full article

Don’t Stop, Can’t Stop

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So I am running down the sidewalk, holding my son’s shoulder with one hand and the seat to the bicycle in the other, and I’m giving the best version of the, “You can do it,” speech I can, which is a lot for me. I then find myself running out of breat... Read full article

Get a Life

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You used to never to be able to do anything at all without my help and now you have a “life?” What gives? Some things are starting to change in my life as my kids get older and start having their own things to do. It’s always been that there wasn’t a... Read full article

Leave the Bubble

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Recently, a friend of mine passed unexpectedly. We know this happens every day, but it seems it has to keep happening to remind us to live in the moment. With our children, it’s easy to get up in the morning, start the daily routine, and get ready fo... Read full article

How Far is Too Far?

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When I was a child, I left home for the day. I would run and play, but I knew to be home when the street lights came on. Today, I bet my kids don’t even know what a street light is, and if they do, I’m certain they don’t realize it goes on and off.... Read full article

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