School Conferences - GO!

It is important to make every effort to attend your child's school conference no matter what age they are, or if you have already been there, done that with older siblings. And here is why...


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Back To School Wisdom - Setting School Year Goals With Your Child

It does not matter the age of your child, whether they are entering kindergarten, or in my case, as my oldest embarks on grad school. A sit down talk is in order and is tailored to the age and grade. This is where our hard earned parenting wisdom pays off. It is a road we have already walked ourselves.


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Back To School Wisdom - Setting Goals for Yourself In The New School Year

What are your goals for this school year? Involve yourself more, or step aside? Either way, here are some ideas to get your year off to a great start. Your Must Do List: These are nonnegotiable and you must find a way to do the following:


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Ok to say NO!

A child rarely dislikes a parent for the "no" they say, or the food they serve, or the rules they make. If your own child does not like you (really and truly does not like you), it is probably because you don't like your child...


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  • Why Children Need a Dad

    The importance of having a dad around should not be underestimated.  You can read studies that say a kid is not really affected if he.
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  • Mothering

    Mothering Excellence – When Perfection is Not Your Thing. Who among us did not have the fantasy that when our little bundle of joy entered.
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  • Missing My Dad on Fathers’ Day

    My dad stenciled the saying above the door outside our home in Seal Beach, California Fortuna Fortibus Fabet. Translation: Fortune Favors the Bold My dad.
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  • A Hole in a Mothers Heart- Trisomy 18

    TRISOMY 18 It was 21 years ago that our sweet Stephanie Marie came into the world.  On the very same day, she went to her.
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