Category Archive: family

Mar 05

Give Yourself a Raise


How many moms do we have here?  (Raise your hand, moms.) I am a mom. I have two beautiful, healthy children.  When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered without hesitation, “I want to be a mom – that or a brain …

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Aug 14

18 Free Websites for Fun and Educational Gaming


Kids these days are obsessed with technology – or is it just my two?  While I make very clear limitations and rules regarding time spent on the computer, having educational and age-appropriate options make me feel better about the time I do allow my kiddos to play on the computer.  I wanted to share a …

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Jan 15

Love/Hate Relationship with Roller Coasters

This week has been crazy…oh my gosh, a complete roller coaster of emotions! At the end of last week I attended the funeral of a cousin.  It was a beautiful service, but sad, of course.  The night before the funeral, my co-worker’s mom died.  I feel for her…she’s SO close to her mom, and has …

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Nov 27

December Wellness Challenge


I had so much fun during Novembers’ challenge, and I felt so motivated (Thanks to you all) that I decided to do another challenge for December!   This month’s challenge is a little different.  I’m going to focus on two things: Spiritual Wellness and Family Wellness   At this time of year, it’s easy to …

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Jul 31

PTC – Are YOU Sick of the Inappropriate Content on TV Today?


Has anyone seen the lineup for the fall on NBC and ABC this year? I have, and I am appalled. The Playboy Club at NBC.     Pan Am on ABC- “Passion, jealousy and espionage… They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and …

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Mar 16

GOAL – Parenting with Purpose, Family Meetings


Are you following Joanna’s Parenting with Purpose series? If not, you’re missing out.  If so, you know that I skipped this one. My apologies.  It had nothing to do with the post, and everything to do with me not sharing sooner. Either way, head on over and read all about it.  It’s a good one! …

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Mar 09

GOAL – Parenting with Purpose


Have you been to Joanna’s blog, Creating Better Habits, lately? If not, you need to head on over there.  She’s written an extremely heartfelt post about parenting with purpose, and about doing right by our children, and by ourselves…and doing it without drowning in guilt. Please head on over when you get the time.  You’ll …

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Jan 21

GOAL – Parenting With a Purpose – #2 and #3

I’ve been trying to think of an eloquent way to lead into this, but let’s be honest, I’m not a very eloquent gal…so I’m just gonna barge right on in: Joanna has continued her Parenting with Purpose series, and I’ve been amazed at her grace and inspired by the simple and easy ways that I …

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Jan 12

GOAL – Parenting With Purpose – #1


And here we come to a very personal goal I’ve set for myself, and that I’m sure many of you have set:  Being a better parent.  Being more patient with our kids.  Parenting with purpose. I’m so very fortunate to have a wonderful guide to help me through this maze of self improvement.  Joanna is …

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Apr 30

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation week is coming up…you can head on over HERE to get some FANTASTIC ideas from Family Fun!