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Presence Not Presents

Perhaps one of the most stressful things about the holidays is the pressure that the world around us puts on buying gifts. Between the catalogues, TV commercials, billboards, e-mail blasts and Web ads, someone is in your face every thirty seconds offering you 20% off, 50% off, 80% off, buy one get one free, free shipping and every other incentive you can think of to spend your money. 332 more words


10 Stupid Things I've Said to My Kids (So You Don't Have To)

While I am aware that there is no instruction manual for parenting, I often wish that there were a series of scripts because I have said some of the stupidest things to my kids over the years. 1,154 more words

The Best Piece of Advice...

The best piece of advice I’ve ever received came from my mother. Truthfully, she’s given me tons of advice that I wish I’d followed when I was younger, but one of the pieces of advice that has always stuck with me and I’ve followed it faithfully is to always tell my kid  322 more words


"What did you learn in school today?"

How many times have you asked your children what they learned in school only to be faced with the dreaded response, “nothing”. You attempt to have the window shade into your child’s day lifted, only to have it slammed shut before you can catch a glimpse. 156 more words

Elementary School

When Tragedy Strikes

A couple of years ago, news broke of a tragic shooting in Colorado. Saddened and distraught, I started looking for resources aimed at parents, like myself, who were searching for ways to help their kids process the news of this unthinkable event. 531 more words

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