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Modern Day Meltdowns

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  If you’re like me, I was raised in the era of stern voices and spanking. Just the threat of the wooden spoon and we snapped into order. But what we know now begs for a different tactic on this discipline style. Spanking and yelling at kids teaches them that …

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Testing the Waters at Silver Bear Swim School

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I didn’t learn to swim until I was 11 years old. I remember being frustrated when I went to the pool with my friends and I couldn’t hang out with them in the deep end as easily. There was one time, I remember trying to play “lifeguard” with my cousin and …

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How a Social Media Fast and Life Coach Leveled-Up My Life

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A few months ago, I was invited to participate in a 10-day social media fast. I willingly agreed, not thinking it would have any impact on me because I spend such limited time on social media. I was wrong. The impact was far-reaching and life-changing. I had no idea how …

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Introverted Parents, I Have Good News and Bad News

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As I type this, my adorable, amazing, spectacular 4-year-old is adjacent to me. Notice I did not say “next to me”; I said, “adjacent” — in mathematical terms, “having a common vertex and a common side.” In mommy terms: touching me. So. Very. Much. Touching. My child is always touching me. …

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Mommin’ Ain’t Easy

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It was recently my oldest son’s seventh birthday, and as I reflect on the last seven years, I’m in disbelief of how fast it went — but also, how much has changed in our lives in those seven years. When you are in the midst of the dirty diapers, tantrums, no sleep, hormones, post-partum depression, and everyday …

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Reflections: Interviews with 4 Moms of Adult Children

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I had the privilege of asking 10 reflective questions to moms who are “done” raising their children. (Translation: We know motherhood is never “done” or over with — but this means these moms don’t have children who live in their homes anymore, and their roles in their adult children’s lives have changed). …

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Go Forth and #Light the World

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For the last few years, my family has followed the LDS #LightTheWorld service calendar during the holidays. The calendar has acts of service for each day in December accompanied by short videos. Some suggestions require a little more effort than others. Most are things that can be done very easily, like “love …

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