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Little Soul Highs

Moments of connection are our soul’s gifts to us. By Kirstin Rochford   As a parent, we are always looking for ways to pass along wisdom to our children that has sometimes taken us a lifetime to learn on our own. Have you ever thought, in a moment of clarity, “wow, if I had known […]

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Hey Mom, it’s cool to be “un-cool”

I’ve decided I’d rather be an uncool Mom than perpetuate racism, bigotry and downright meanness. By Betsy Chasse So many times, I’ve lost count, I’ve heard the phrase “Oh they are just teasing, it’s just boys being boys, it doesn’t mean anything, I’m just kidding”. Heck even our President has gotten away with saying things […]

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How To Stop Resenting Your Kids!

Yep, all moms have been here! By Sayeda Habib   I wonder what your first response to the title of this article was. Did you get a bit angry that I would even insinuate that any mother, let alone you, could feel even the slightest bit of resentment towards your kids? I wouldn’t be surprised, […]

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Don’t forget your partner during the holiday madness.

The holidays can be such a busy time! Don’t forget your partner! By Lori Ann Davis   You know, all the children’s activities, spending time with the relatives, cooking, shopping, and cleaning.  The holidays can be a whirlwind of activity. During all of this madness, how to you find time for your partner. They need […]

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Tips on getting our kids to hear us!

How do we get our message through to ur kids? Communicating with them in their language… by Betsy Chasse I’ve had an epiphany…. I have a 12.5 year old (that .5 is like really important FYI) and a nine year old and I have spent the better part of their lives attempting to reach them, […]

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Calm Down!?

Calm Down! – How do we communicate to our kids? By Brie Miller I’m watching The Good Wife last night and there was a line that hit me like a freight train. “Have you ever know someone to calm down by telling them to calm down?” – or something along those words. I’ve heard words like […]

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Inspiring innovation in our Children

“The world will be saved by the western woman” ­ The Dalai Lama   By Elly Molina In 2009, standing at the Vancouver Peace Summit, the Dalai Lama s aid, “ The world will be saved by the western woman. For this to happen, let’s quicken the tempo of educating and encouraging our kids to […]