How To Thrive When Parenting Styles Conflict

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When it comes to parenting, there are four basic styles that we tend to take: Authoritarian — Parents make all the decisions and expect the child to do as they say without...

Navigating Friendships and Motherhood

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Babies change your life… and friendships. I always thought it was weird growing up when my parents friends were no longer their friends. Looking back, obviously these relationships didn't just change overnight. They changed slowly...

Best. Day. Ever…Teaching Our Kids To Marvel At Easter

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Over spring break, my mom and I took my kids to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco. We had a great morning, strolling around, enjoying the beautiful spring weather and engaging in the great...

What Type of Mom Friend Are You?

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Or should the real question be what type of Mom friend do you want to be?  Imagine that you are running out the door with a messy bun, black leggings, a graphic t-shirt, a little...

Becoming A Parent Changed My Relationship With My Parents

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Becoming a parent is one of the most life-changing events one can have. I was prepared (somewhat) for the hormonal changes. I was prepared (somewhat) for the lifestyle changes. However, I was not prepared for how my...

Talking To Kids About Respecting Our Leaders: How Viewing The President Has Changed Over...

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Talking To Kids About Respecting Our Leaders: How Viewing The President Has Changed Over Time Editor's Note: Our team edited the featured image in this blog post in an effort to stay authentic to the...

Teaching Your Kids The Lifelong Skills Of Self Discipline And Organization

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Teaching Your Kids The Lifelong Skills Of Self Discipline And Organization While other kids were getting an award for kindness and sharing in my daughter’s Pre-K class, I thought I had achieved next level parenting when...

No, You Can’t “Just Let Go” Of Control

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No, You Can’t “Just Let Go” Of Control   “Just let go” How many times have you heard that phrase?  How many times have you been able to “just let go”?  It’s just….not that easy, is it?...

Joy Isn’t Happiness: The Surprising Difference I Found

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Joy Isn't Happiness: The Surprising Difference I Found Here’s a little story that should sound familiar, because this story happens in all the homes across the country. Unless you run a real tight ship, and...

Mom’s Guide To Effortless Journaling

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Mom's Guide To Effortless Journaling I’ll never forget the moment I received my first journal. I was five that Christmas, and Santa knew how I'd longed for a special space of my own to record...