parenting-with-purpose

Video is a Wake Up Call for Parents
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How would your child answer the question, “What is your most favorite way to spend your time?”   This video is an ad for Nature’s Valley out of Canada, and it’s a gut wrenching look at how life has changed … Read More

My Woman Stripes
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My Ode to Being a Woman: I’ve been around long enough that I have earned these stripes as a woman. With these stripes comes wisdom, strength, resilience and courage. On the other side of that coin, there is resentment, bitterness, … Read More

Moms, Dads Find a Way to be Happy
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So there I was bouncing in the driving seat, rocking out to one of my all-time favorite songs. I didn’t wait to exit the school parking lot, so I am sure some fellow parents were thinking that I must be … Read More

Protect Kids from Growing Hate on the Internet
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Troll. No longer the cute toy with the spikey hair, the fairy tale character who lived under bridges or the method of fishing. Troll is the new name for those who are poisoning the Internet and even creating an atmosphere … Read More

Out of Darkness Into Light
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Nicole Marchman: Bringing Light out of the Darkness By Pamela Settle Since the beginning of time, man has fought the battle between good and evil. It’s a constant throughout history, a subject of religion and ethics and the basis for … Read More

Taking Control of Your Child’s Education
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      I was a model student and so it wasn’t until I had my own child in the system that I started to question the rationale behind it all. I’m blessed with a wonderfully creative child who hasn’t … Read More

Celebrating Dads who Don’t Hit
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                  Every year this time we are made aware of the devastating reality behind domestic abuse as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a publisher, I read many many stories, and … Read More

Tips for a Successful School Year
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1 Eating Right Food is the fuel that runs our bodies, and just as the right kinds of oil and gas are needed for an engine to run optimally, our cells need the right nutrients to power our bodies adequately. … Read More

Don’t Give a Kid a Smart Phone
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  I know parents who won’t drive around the block without strapping their child into the car seat. Yet statistically, most kids will never be in a dangerous car accident. We do it to protect them from a potentially life … Read More

Teach Cursive at Home
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They can’t sign their names,” said a high school teacher in a conversation about students who have very poor handwriting. “I can barely read anything they write,” he said. Cursive writing is yet another victim of modern education. Parents can control their own destiny and teach their children handwriting at home with these resources.

The Night Before the Baby Came
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   No one expects to head to the NICU. They don’t prepare parents for that option.     It was nine years ago today that I prepared for my scheduled C-section to be the following morning. It was a Wednesday, … Read More

The Irony of the 9th Birthday
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                Dear Son, You’re not going to understand this now, but someday, when you’re a parent you will get to the know the mixed feelings that come with raising a child. See, being … Read More

Teaching Kids to Not See in Black and White
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                        “Mommy, why are all those black men on the field?” My then 5-year old son said in a too-loud voice in the crowded stands of a minor league … Read More

Every Mom Needs to Read This
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                    On the Road of Real Life   I feel like I need to start this with “Read now, it’s epic!” Or “Click here for 5 Steps to Living a Perfect … Read More