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How To Invest Your Time Wisely – Investments In Kids

Hello friends!  I have been thinking about time a lot lately and how there never seems to be quite enough of it to get everything done that I want to get done.  Does that ever happen to you? Time just seems to slip away and there just do not seem to be enough hours in …

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active listening, communication, connection, people

Active Listening Strategies to Help You Really Connect with Other People

     Hello friends!  Do you know someone that is a really good listener? They are getting to be a rare breed these days. I find it a bit ironic that we have so many different ways to communicate now, with social media, smartphones, email, regular phone calls, and face to face interactions, but sometimes …

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45 ways to make kids feel loved

45 Ways to Make your Kids Feel Loved With the 5 Love Languages

I mentioned in an earlier post that I try to make Valentine’s Day about all those I care about, and that includes my kids.  It’s also not about spending a ton of money.  The main objective is to make a person feel loved or to try to make their day a bit better.  It’s a …

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Love languages hacks/cheats

Your Cheat Sheet on Speaking the 5 Love Languages

  Valentine’s Day is approaching.  I try to make Valentine’s Day a day to celebrate love for all the special people in my life, including my kids.  To better do that, I am going to use the 5 love languages to help me do something really meaningful for them.  The 5 Love languages can help …

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How to Positively Love Negative People

  Hello friends! We hear all the time to eliminate negativity in our lives. I think that is good advice in general. However, there are some negative people in our lives that we can’t cut out entirely.   What is the best way to deal with these people?  Do we try to change them? Do we …

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Finances, finances without fighting, communication, frugal, budget, spouse, shared finances, bank account

Finances without Fighting: How One Couple does it!

It is the end January and those finances may be getting a little tight!  I know that money is one of the number one things that couples fight over.  This is unfortunate.  I think the root cause is partially a combination of a communication break- down,  stress, and lack of trust.  When you have all …

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Time Management Tips for the Stay at Home Mom with a Baby

  Oh, baby! They are SO incredibly adorable, sweet, precious, and attached. My babies were VERY attached to me – all the time!  When you become a mother, everyone will tell you that it’s hard, and you think “Nah, it won’t really be THAT hard!”  Then you have your baby and they change your whole …

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Pinterest Fail, Mom Win, Quality Time More Important

Turning Pinterest Fails into Mom Wins

    Have you been on Pinterest lately? There are all kinds of really cute projects, activities, and ideas to do with the kids.  I love looking and pinning things! When I try them, though, things do not always (ok, almost never) look as “Pinterest Perfect” as the image I pinned. I have had quite …

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toddlers

Top 10 Strategies for Dealing With Toddlers

Top 10 Strategies for Dealing With Toddlers (This post does contain affiliate links. If you click the link and purchase the item, I do receive a small commission, but the thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.) In my earlier post, I discussed 7 things that toddlers wished that you knew.  In this post, …

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7 Things Your Toddler Wishes You Knew

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy the product, I do get a commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!  For more information, please see my disclosure.   Toddlers! They are so adorable! I have had 2 of them and those were good times …

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