I once made two poor choices that ended up putting my child at risk. When our parenting choices are life-threatening, parenting is especially challenging. Come read about these screw-ups that almost cost my daughter her life... twice.

I Screwed Up and It Almost Cost My Daughter Her Life

Have you ever messed up and later reflected on the situation and just felt grieved by it? This past weekend I had two MAJOR screw ups and both situations were ...
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I want my children to trust me and know that they can depend on me. What I do now will impact our relationship later in life.

How to Let Your Children Know They Can Depend on You #parentingresolution

Don't laugh at me, but sometimes I imagine what my relationship will be like with my daughters when they're older. What will they be like when they're 12, 16, 18, 26? ...
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Time-management is one of the greatest obstacles for bloggers. There's so much vying for our attention, how do we manage it all?! Here are some key life management tips so that you can get more blogging done.

How to Manage Your Life So You Can Get More Blogging Done!

Time-management is one of the greatest obstacles for bloggers, especially when they're trying to draw an income from their websites. There's so much vying for our attention, how do we ...
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I do everything I can to protect my children's childhood. I've been criticized for being an overprotective parent but I don't think it's a such bad thing.

Why I Think Being an Overprotective Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing

I have an anxiety disorder and have battled post-traumatic stress disorder. News like the Paris attacks, the explosions in Brussels, and terrorism rippling through the world, distresses me perhaps more ...
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Flying, Fear, and a Beautiful Wedding… Currently

Life has been hectic lately. New experiences, adventures, and seasons. So today I want to pause and reflect on what's happening... currently. A trip. In January, I found out my ...
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Is menu planning a challenge? You don't want to miss these 5 dinner recipes, made with 5 ingredients or less, for under $5 each!

5 Dinners, 5 Ingredients, for Under $5 Each!

Between homeschooling, my children's extra-curricular activities, and my fitness classes, our week is hectic. Over the past year, I have come to rely on some great pantry meals which I rotate ...
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No! Stop! Don't do that! Not Now! Positive child guidance can be challenging, especially if you find yourself in a rut of saying no. Come get some tips for how to say more yes and less no and get your printable resource sheet to help you out!

How to Say More Yes and Less No

Stop. Don't do that. No. As the day progressed I realized that I had unintentionally stomped on my children's behaviour so many times that my responses had become almost automatic ...
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Do you feel pushed to the edge of blowing up? Are your kids driving you crazy? Check out these 10 ways to calm down before you blow up!

10 Ways to Calm Down Before You Blow Up

I don't have to look at the clock... I know what time it is. At about 4:00 every day, my kids lose their minds. They whine, yell, fight with one ...
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The adults in a child's life are highly influential. Parenting done right means role modelling behaviours to our children. Here are 10 essential things kids need to see their parents doing.

10 Things Children Need to See Their Parents Doing

As a former early childhood professional, I'm keenly aware of how much children learn from observing those around them. The adults in a child's life are especially influential. I was ...
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Seeking God. Faith. Prayer. I've listened, prayed, and searched... then I came to realize something... grace changes everything.

Grace Changes Everything

Grace Changes Everything.  That's the name of the sermon series taking place in my church right now. As I've sat, listened, prayed, and searched, I came to realize something... grace ...
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There are several reasons why we may yell at our children. Here are 3 techniques to stop yelling at your kids. #parentingresolution

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids #parentingresolution

I'm exhausted. We're on hour 5 of the day. The girls have sought out every opportunity to fight with each other. In the moments that they're not engaged in battle, ...
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I wonder what I've done with my days. In moments like these I like to dig out my journal and look through my pictures to remember all the moments... big and small. This is what's happening, currently.

Remembering, Celebrating, and Life… Currently

Since a new month is upon us, I want to take some time to share some of the things that have happened in January, as well as what’s going on… ...
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Do you want to be more productive? Start your day with this one tip! It will make your days more efficient and you'll get more done!

Want to Be More Productive? Start Your Day the Right Way!

I'm a homeschooling, blogging mama of two. I run a household and manage a variety of projects. When people ask me how I do it all - I tell them ...
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Save Time and Money By Cooking at Home

This is a paid review. All opinions within this post are mine. My full disclosure policy is HERE. One of my New Year's resolutions is to make healthy eating choices ...
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The first challenge of the Parenting Resolution! Come get some tips on creating a parenting learning plan.

The Parenting Resolution: Creating a Learning Plan

I remember dreading the appointment with the career counselor at my university, but I knew it would be a cornerstone of my future decision making and educational success. It turned ...
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