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Turning 40: 5 Things That Have Become My New Normal

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Pfizer, GSK Consumer Health and i-Health, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #DigestTheSavings #CollectiveBias The Big 4-0. That’s a significant milestone. With American life expectancy at 78, I am officially middle aged. Wow. But I feel great. I am more confident in my choices and in… Read More Turning 40: 5 Things That Have Become My New Normal

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

This 2016 Presidential Election was highly emotional for our family. Olivia and Alexandra were both very interested and involved in the progress of the presidential election. Olivia had a school project following both candidates, their platforms and policies, and even analyzing the debates. Alexandra was studying US History at the time, and the structure of… Read More 5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

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Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

Growing up I was often considered a gifted and talented kid. I excelled in math and science. I won my school spelling bee two years in a row. I received the Presidential Physical Fitness award at the highest level. I was first chair flute in band. I was even permitted to join the choir a year early based… Read More Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

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Dear Michelle Gregg – This Needs to Be Said

Dear Michelle Gregg Ever since I read about the incident with your family at the Cincinnati Zoo, I have had strong feelings. You see, I am from Cincinnati; born in Bethesda Hospital and raised in Silverton. Attended Silverton Elementary School – in its old location, not the one in the middle of Silverton Park. And… Read More Dear Michelle Gregg – This Needs to Be Said

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Kids Summer Wardrobe for Every Personality

It’s time to pack up the winter clothes and pray that something in your kids’ summer wardrobe still fits. But if your children are like mine, growth spurts come just because all the clothes you have are one size too small. And don’t bank on being able to pass down items from an older sibling to… Read More Kids Summer Wardrobe for Every Personality

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Helping Your Teenager Manage Stressful Situations

Parenting through the transition from adolescence through puberty is an emotional rollercoaster.  There are so many changes happening to a child in this phase of life. Physical changes are the most obvious and the ones parents often give the most attention.  It’s rather difficult to ignore the odor of a teenaged boy’s room. Social changes are… Read More Helping Your Teenager Manage Stressful Situations

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Strategic Family Management – How It Can Change Your Family

This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you click on a link and then make a purchase, I will receive a small commission to help me run this site. Your support is appreciated. “You sound really smart. Smart doesn’t sell. Soften your message to attract more women.” A former coach actually said those… Read More Strategic Family Management – How It Can Change Your Family