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{deliberate moments: celebrating six}

A moment free of words. A moment of reflection. An intentional pause in the week to cherish the goodness of life. If you wish to join in, please leave a ...
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She’s Six, Gardening, and Life… Currently

As we hit the middle of July, I realized I'm a bit overdue on a life update here on The Deliberate Mom. There's been so much going on lately. Here's ...
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{deliberate moments: sunday sundaes}

Today I'm resurrecting something I used to do years ago. I'm bringing back the weekly ritual of sharing a treasured moment from the week. As I shared recently, I'm missing ...
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Reflecting on Blogging, 7 Years Later

In 2010 I began this journey of blogging. Back then I had no idea what I was doing. I wrote for the sake of writing. Things like search engine optimization, ...
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How to Create a Habit of Quiet Time with Your Children

Do you ever feel like you have no time in your day to breathe? Do you ever feel you're in constant motion yet when you look back at your day ...
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We need to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, but does all that water bore you? Here are some ideas to make your H20 exciting.

How to Make Your Water More Exciting

We all know the drill... for optimum health we need to drink 6 to 8 cups of water daily. In the heat of the summer, we often need more than that ...
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How to Raise Children Who Love to Read

As an early childhood educator, I've had the opportunity to observe young children at various developmental stages in their lives. A universal similarity that I've noticed in almost all children ...
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The Greatest Parenting Mistake I Ever Made

Parenting is full of lessons, some big, some little, but regardless, parents are always learning. I was recently reflecting on my parenting journey and I came to a realization: When ...
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The death of a pet... and your child's grief.

How to Help Children Grieve When Their Pet Dies

We knew it was coming. We saw our dog's health decline steadily over the course of a year. When the veterinarian gave the poor prognosis, it wasn't surprising, but it ...
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Currently: The One with the Lake

Did you know I like Karen Carpenter songs? Yes, it's true. I regularly sing Close to You and Top of the World as lullabies to my youngest daughter (that is, of ...
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How to Reclaim Your Joy in Motherhood

There's no denying it, motherhood can be simultaneously uplifting and crushing. From the celebrating of milestones, to the rebellious child finding her way, to the days overflowing with mundane predictability, ...
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How to Get Prepared for Awesome Summer Fun!

Summer is almost here! Warmer days, more sunshine, and flowers make this a season worth savouring. In Alberta, our summer lasts four months (if we're fortunate enough). I don't want ...
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Free Activities That Are Family Friendly!

Do you long to connect with your child but sometimes struggle to come up with ways to do so? As I've shared previously, connecting with our children is so important ...
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Why You Need this Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

*Links to merchants in this post most likely use an affiliate link, which means that if you buy something through the link, I may get a commission. See disclosure policy.* ...
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How This One Amazing Secret Can Revolutionize Your Parenting

Are you burdened by all the parenting advice out there? Do you get overwhelmed by what you should or shouldn't do? Do you ever feel like your parenting is being harshly ...
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