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TV Has Turned Our Dinnertime Into Fun Time

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I wasn’t into having my kids help me cook dinner. Then one day as they were eating I heard someone say,“Well, this is good, but the broccoli was cooked a little too long. It’s not as bright as it should be.” What?! Are they really judging my cooking? Insert my wide eye stare here. Then […]


How I Stay Sane and Optimistic Through Grief and Other Life Obstacles

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I’m an optimist. Optimism takes work. So does joy and happiness. Especially when life happens and you find yourself reeling from grief, depression, disappointment or sadness. Over the past few years my optimism muscle has gotten a real workout. There’s been the grief of losing people that were so dear to me – aunts, cousins, a […]

Starting the Day Inspired and Focused, How I Do It

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This morning I woke up an hour before my alarm clock. Normally this means I put in ear plugs to get my last hour of sleep. Because an hour of sleep is like gold. I tried, but after 20 minutes of wrestling with sleep, I gave up and started my morning routine instead. This was THE BEST […]

5 Things I Learned From a Tour of Earth Fare

This week I participated in a press tour of Earth Fare’s new location in Concord, NC. Here are five things I didn’t know about Earth Fare, but now solidifies the healthy grocery store on my list of places to shop. All of their private label products are GMO-free. This means I don’t have to worry […]

A Great Book To Talk Puberty With Girls

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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls is THE. PUBERTY. REFERENCE. BOOK. for my daughter. We’ve talked about puberty, body changes, menstruation and more, so she had a lot of information. However, she really loves that there’s a book she can go to whenever she feels like it. That allows […]

Choosing Best Natural Deodorant for Kids

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Updated October 2016 When your tween daughter is ready for deodorant, there are a few things to consider before you go shopping: Try rubbing a little baking soda under her arms first. This may do the trick for a while, especially if she is just starting to have an underarm odor. When it’s time to […]

How to Talk Spirituality with Your Child – Three Tips

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Giving our kids a spiritual foundation has a number of benefits. For starters, there is no way to prepare children for every life situation, but we can teach them to pray and listen to their inner voice. We can provide a foundation of principles to serve as a filter for tough decisions. And we can […]

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