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The Ultimate List of Manners

As my kids grow, there’s many things I want to teach them. Manners in my opinion are very important although I do agree there are times when manners need to go out the door. Those situations I’ll write about in another post. But for now, I created an ultimate list of manners. Things I want […]

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5 Ways Family Vacations are Good for Kids

Some of the best memories I have from growing up are the memories of traveling with my family. Yes it can be tiresome and yes as a kid I am not sure I really cherished it at the time. I’m sure I complained too much. I am absolutely sure I drove my parents batty when […]

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My Kids Do Not Need Your God: Teaching My Kids to Choose for Themselves

I grew up around many different religions. In fact, my grandma was Mormon and my grandpa was a Boston catholic. I grew up in a house where religion was important. However, as I came into my own, I realized that I don’t want my kids feeling like it is the end of the world, thinking […]

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Teaching Kids About Their Emotions

We all have emotions but understanding our emotions is not always so easy. Babies and toddlers are born with certain emotional reactions, like crying, smiling, and laughing but they are not born with an understanding of the emotions or their reactions. They do not always understand feeling tired, sad, or angry and not understanding can […]

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27 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Life

My kids are only 3 and almost 2 but that does not stop me from thinking about their future. I am a firm believer that you should live in the moment and enjoy them today, however, I also think we, as parents, are doing our children a disservice if we do not think about how […]

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8 Benefits of Theater Education on Kids

I have known many who view local theater as something only the snooty people in town do. Even going as far to say that it is something that those who see themselves as superior do. That however could not be any further from the truth. My wife was not raised around the community and neither […]

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How to Raise Strong, Moral, Respectful Children without Religion

There is a long-standing belief that morals are tied to religion in some manner or another. However, I believe that it is possible, and truly most people do, teach their kids morals and values, and religion is not a part of it. You do not have to be religious to be a good, moral, and […]

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5 + Fun and Unique Fine Motor Skill Activities for Kids

Since becoming a mother there are so many things I did not understand in child development. One is how often a child can focus so much on one skill, sometimes to the detriment of others. My daughter is 2.5 years old and loves all things that work on her gross motor skills. She loves jumping, […]

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Things to Teach Our Kids So They Become Better Adults

As the new year approaches I’ve been thinking about what I could do to be a better person. How can I expand my growth further this new year? As I was thinking about this I came across this idea of what makes kids good adults. What do we learn as a child that is necessary to survive as an a loving, caring, successful adult? These are a couple things I think are important for kids to learn and things we should do to teach them as well as things our kids can remind us of as we live day to day.

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