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Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing

Tweet. Tweet tweet. Tweet tweet. Again, I woke to the morning songbird concert, but this morning my mind toyed with several recent references to the unusual abundance of birdsong. Why are we being blessed with more feathered melodies in our lives?

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Replace College Uncertainty With Gap Time

Your college-bound teens are scared. Their worries about what the fall will bring adds to the unwanted tension in your household. Why not switch it up? Instead of allowing teen anxiety about college to ramp up, replace fall matriculation with Gap Time. According to...

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Embrace Your Multiple Mom Roles

Our daughters want us to be there for them, and more importantly, they want us to know what we’re doing. Being transparent worked for me and my girl, so it could very well work for you. 

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The Happiness Survey

As life changes around us, we have to actively promote our happiness in order to keep the level high. I came across a happiness survey at and took it. Here are my results: This is a snapshot of my life while...

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Equal Pay Day

The easiest way to increase the power of our country is to increase the power of 50% of its people… the women.

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Valerie Lane Simonsen on Viral Anxiety in Children

VLS: Have them draw pictures of the dreams. Once they see the pictures they can understand on a different level that the dream is a dream, and is not real. Other art forms are useful as they process the outer world through their dreams. Clay, paint, drawing, singing, and dancing are all helpful. With that being said, children are incredibly aware and their dreams may be based on “knowingness” that they have within.

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Homeschooling Resources For the Viral Vacation

No school? For how long? As schools close all over the country, parents have two issues to face: How to find someone to supervise their kids while they’re at work How to continue their education Many school systems are scrambling to figure out a way to deliver lessons...

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