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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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A Love Letter To My College Bound Son

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and LISTERINE. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBold #CollectiveBias  To My College Bound Son: I cannot believe that you will soon be headed off to college. From the time you came into my life, I have been preparing you for this day. What I failed to… Read More A Love Letter To My College Bound Son

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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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Not So Happy Birthday: Challenging Blended Family Dynamics

I’ve got to be honest. Today is a bit bittersweet for me. Today is my son’s birthday. As most of you know he is my bonus child; I am not a fan of the Stepford label. When he came to live with Harold and me in 2003 I officially became a mother. I thank him… Read More Not So Happy Birthday: Challenging Blended Family Dynamics

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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

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Blended Family By Alicia Keys Explains It Perfectly

I grew up the youngest of 4 children in a blended family.  In fact, all the brother/sister pairs in my generation of extended family were formed by blending families. I was in college before I knew it was considered “not normal.” In the 80s the term blended wasn’t widely used; we were just family. When I made… Read More Blended Family By Alicia Keys Explains It Perfectly