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TEAM: Partnership in Parenting

It’s said marriage is like holding a mirror up to your life. Relationship with a spouse has a way of revealing things we may not see otherwise. And if marriage is a mirror, then parenting is a magnifying glass. For the past fifteen years, my husband and I have teamed up to tackle the gloriously […]

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The Power of Plank

The Power of a Post and a Plank

A few months ago my daughter was diagnosed with serious scoliosis, and just like most things in my life, I shared it on social media. Many people only share the highlight reel, or do the opposite and share just the terrible things daily. I prefer to post both on social media as authentically as I […]

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Affordable Care Act

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also commonly referred to as ObamaCare, has a lot of benefits many people don’t know about or take advantage of. The ACA seeks to lower health care expenses by ensuring that majority of Americans engage in and receive preventive care, while forbidding some of the insurance industry’s more restrictive practices. […]

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Staycation: 7 Things To Do On Memorial Day Weekend

Historically, Memorial Day is a holiday to honor military personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty. Since many employers and almost all schools have a three-day weekend, a lot of people choose to celebrate this weekend with sale-hopping, camp-outs or barbecues. Whichever suits your fancy, here are some last-minute ideas for […]

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Becoming Brave: Modeling Courage for Our Kids

It is not uncommon for one of my kids to ask me to define a word for them. It happens daily. Their vocabulary is rapidly growing, but often words are used without understanding the definition. The other afternoon I decided to inquire about my kids’ understanding of bravery. When asked, “What does it mean to […]

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