Parenting… the education you didn’t expect, the love you never imagined, and the challenges you thought would break you. You’re not alone in this journey! Here’s a variety of articles, covering a range of topics, that have appeared on the pages of The Deliberate Mom.

I was recently thinking about the conversations I have with my children and I began to think about the things that we, as parents, should say to our kids. Here is a list of 5 things you should say to your children... daily.

5 Things You Should Say To Your Kids… Often

In each of my pregnancies, my husband and I talked to our babies. We wanted ...
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The top 10 things people say to a father of twelve

The Top 10 Things People Say to a Father of Twelve

Do I ever have a treat for you today! I would like to introduce to ...
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Each little step becomes bigger

Each Little Step Becomes Bigger

This past weekend my oldest daughter went to Girl Guides' Camp. We reviewed the camp ...
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5 Ways To Show Your Children You Love Them

5 Ways To Show Your Children You Love Them

Today I'm so excited to introduce you to Heather from My Overflowing Cup. Heather and ...
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Play dates or play dating? My experience with arranging a play date. #parenting

Play Dating

It happened. A child from my daughter's homeschool group wanted to schedule a play date ...
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Why I cause conflict between my kids. #parenting

Why I Cause Conflict Between My Kids

I stood on the playground with my coworker. We casually walked around as we supervised ...
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How to deal with a child who resists diaper changes. Tips and tricks to use with your baby or toddler. It's time to "win" at these change table battles!

Stop the Change Table Battles… Once and for All!

A few months ago when I conducted my reader survey, one lovely respondent suggested that ...
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Parenting is a tough gig and parenting done right means taking care of yourself. Here are 30 relaxation techniques, tips and ideas for busy parents.

30 Relaxation Ideas For Busy Parents

This parenting gig is tough work! I don't know about you but with every passing ...
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Does your husband go away on business, leaving you to the task of solo parenting? Here are 10 sanity savers to put into practice while the husband is away.

10 Sanity Savers While The Husband Is Away

Do you have times when your husband is out of town and you're alone with ...
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Becoming the deliberate mom that I want to be. #parenting

Becoming The Deliberate Mom That I Want To Be

700 blog posts. Yes today is a landmark. A milestone. A big round number. Even ...
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Do your children have lots of toys but complain they're bored? Here are 10 great tips to get children to play with their toys!

10 Tips To Get Children To Play With Their Toys

We're almost 3 months post-Christmas and you may be wondering why your child doesn't seem ...
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Using a picture schedule with children #parenting #toddlers #routine

Using a Picture Schedule with Children

Most families have routines or schedules they follow. Sometimes these routines can be a little ...
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Parenting using consequences. It takes patience but it's worth it! #parenting

The Tale Of Two Bagels – Parenting Using Consequences

"Mom, look at these bagels. Don't they look sooooo good?" My six-year-old daughter stood in front of ...
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The Perfection Of An Imperfect Day

"Today I was a snowflake making, pretzel baking, booty shaking, homeschooling mama.  It was a ...
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In The Quiet Of The Morning

The click of the front door. My husband has left for work and my day ...
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