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Take the Trip!

When my husband’s brother moved to Italy for three years, I knew we would try to visit. Who could resist and opportunity to visit the most beautiful countries in the world? When the time came to commit to the vacation of a lifetime, though, my anxiety over leaving my children nearly derailed our entire trip. […]

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Second Child Syndrome

We have all heard the jokes, heard the “just you wait” and we all say, “oh it will never happen to me …. not my kid.” That’s exactly how I felt about the dreaded jealousy between my two boys. How could my oldest son be jealous of his baby brother he so desperately wanted?!   […]

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Mom and Daughters

FLVS Flex Elementary + Family Involvement = Student Success

As a parent myself, I am amazed at all the different choices we now have regarding our children and their education. Public, private, charter, virtual, homeschool—whatever option you choose, there is one fact no one can refute—parental involvement has a profound influence on children’s academic success. Recently I was introduced to all of the amazing […]

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Rejecting, then Embracing, The Sober Cookie Challenge™

What is the Sober Cookie Challenge™? When my friend Jodi MacNeal told me the idea of the Sober Cookie Challenge™, I did not like it.  Jodi is the Creative Director at Desert Rose Recovery – a faith-based drug addiction treatment program in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  The challenge?  To promote understanding and empathy for those […]

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Rocking Two Traditions During the Holidays

Rocking two traditions during the holidays

When people get married, they are supposed to combine family traditions in a way that works for the new family that is created. For the past three years, the holidays always made us reflect on our family, the traditions we grew up with, and the traditions we wanted to start with we kids. For us […]

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Traveling for the Holidays

  Oh Christmas, we meet again. With the beautiful decorations, lights, trees, and excitement comes a lot of activites! December is in FULL effect and with this comes travel, parties, relatives from out of town and routines all out of wack! Many say that I am extremely strict when it comes to my kids bedtimes. […]

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Get Crafty and Teach Generosity

What began as a lesson in generosity has become my favorite holiday tradition. While I would love for my children to be intelligent, athletic, and well-liked, my highest priority is for them to be good people. My focus as a mom has been teaching my children to be kind, polite, and respectful, and when they […]

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