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Should Your Family Celebrate Halloween?

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What’s with our culture’s obsession with death and darkness? Why are so many neighborhoods just as festively decorated for Halloween as they are for Christmas (Americans spent $9.1 billion on Halloween last year)? Why do we wait in line at haunted houses and pay for someone to scare us? It is a bit weird.

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Homeschool mama, blogger, business owner, "How do you do it all?"

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read a post this morning on a homeschool group page asking, "Work, life balance? How do you do it?" I started writing an answer to this comment and realized that is was more than a comment, I was writing a book! So I decided to make a blog post out of it.

So many moms ask this question. I have asked this question.....  continue reading

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Parenting: Here is what I have learned

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A Letter from Matt at  Axis (Understanding Your Teen Summit)

1. There are no perfect parents. 
2. My approach to screens/smartphones truly does matter and can shape my children's' minds and lives.
3. I must be the first authority on sex and pornography for my child -- Always bringing it up earlier than I actually think I should too. Because the world speaks loudly.
4. The minute I check out on my kids, they will see it and reciprocate.

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When Should I Get My Kid a Smartphone?

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It matters less when you buy your kid a phone and more how you allow them to use it. Asking “when” creates a false dichotomy that results in your kid going from not having a phone to having 100% access to one in a matter of moments......continue reading

 

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Diversities of Gifts

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You, as the parent, ultimately know your child better than anyone else. The opinions of experts, and the results of tests, should simply be seen as tools to help you make your own decisions about programs, curricula, and future pursuits. Above all, remember this: we are all gifted!.... continue reading.

 

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