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Military or Nanny Rules?

I’ve never been in the military, but I admire their rules. As a nanny, I’ve adopted my own version of some rules that can be appreciated by anyone. 67 more words

Behavior

An Open Letter To Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad,

I may not have always understood you, but now as I raise my own family, I see much more clearly. I have a deeper love and respect for you because I know you gave all of yourselves to us, even when my siblings and I didn’t know it. 815 more words

Parenting

How to Make Coloured Rice for Sensory Play in 3 Minutes!

I’ve seen coloured rice pop up on Instagram and Pinterest and if I’m honest I thought…”How on earth do people have the time to make that?!” But I was COMPLETELY mistaken in thinking it was hard work. 175 more words

Parenting

Thoroughly Millennial Momma

My husband and I recently did the most millennial thing I could think of…. move into a friend’s basement. We ended up with a surprise baby (no worries, he’s great, we love him dearly). 251 more words

Adulting

Annoying homeschooling questions.

#1. Do you test your homeschool kids?

The question will always come up when someone finds out you homeschool. “What about testing?

What about it? 64 more words

Parenting

"Poor little cinder block" ;-)

I adore my son. If you’ve been reading along for very long you probably already know my son is in his early 20s. He is a smart boy, a kind boy, a sensitive boy. 287 more words

Inspiration

Time for Courage Part 1: Talking with our daughters when harassment hits home

by Brian Russell

In high school I remember girls talking with me about the boys in their lives.  This was back in the 80’s and at that time the conversations with those girls were mostly about feeling disrespected, disconnected, or misunderstood by the boys.  934 more words

Father Involvement