How Not to Get Spooked by Party Conversation

Photo courtesy digitalart. As someone who has done her fair share of moving around, I’ve had to learn how to approach people I don’t know to start making connections. Networking events used to give me heart palpitations and a stomach-twisting gut-ache. And, attending events where I didn’t know a soul was scarier than getting chased …

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Loving Your Road Warrior: Making the Witching Hour a Little Less Witchy

Photo courtesy Nixxphotography. Although I look back with nostalgia on the days when my kids were very small, I also vividly remember days in the trenches with no life raft in sight. Those evenings when my husband was out of town were the roughest. After a wearying day of soothing, cajoling, feeding and cleaning someone …

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”Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.” Sue Patton Thoele Deep listening is an act of love. When we listen we are fully present with another person. Intuitively we know those moments when we need to take a break in …

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The Family Power Center

Photo courtesy: chawalitpix They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but have you ever thought about how the dining room table is the family communication power center? That is, unless your family’s dining room table is treated more like a pit stop in a bus station with family coming and going as …

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Getting Boys to Open Up

Photo courtesy of Idea Go. One of my challenges as a mother of boys is getting them to open up and talk to me about, you know…stuff. I know what you’re thinking: You’re such a girl. Honestly though, my intentions are good and maybe a bit protective. Through discussion, I want to be able to …

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A Fresh Approach to Combat Bullying

Photo courtesy of Evgeni Dinev For some kids, summer vacation means a welcome break from school bullies. Now that school is back in session, they may be dreading the return of their tormentors. Many schools take the issue of bullying seriously, understanding that successful learning can’t happen if a child feels unhappy or unsafe in …

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Loving Your Road Warrior: Cruise the World as Virtual Tourists

If your kids are like mine, they love to learn about where their dad is located on the map when he travels. Turn your spouse’s travels into a geography lesson for your kids. Photo courtesy of chawalitpix. Pull out your atlas or hang up a map and put a flag on your spouse’s destination or …

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Affirming Character

As you send your children off to school this week or in the coming weeks, don’t forget to affirm who they are as individuals. Remind them of the parts of their character that you admire. Perhaps it’s her empathy for someone who was bullied or his kindness when helping his brother up from a fall …

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Is it Possible to Control the Chaos?

Source: DigitalartSchool starts this week and in the midst of labeling a bag-full of school supplies, I’m making lists, checking them twice, and updating my calendar. Ah, organization. It’s something I find myself constantly striving for. As I mentioned in an earlier post, physical clutter can really clutter the mind. Organizing my clutter (and my …

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Loving Your Road Warrior: Connecting from Afar

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.” Roger de Rabutin After you get used to your spouse traveling frequently for work, it’s easy to get into a rut and get caught up in the day-to-day craziness and activities of parenting alone. In my humble opinion, …

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