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The Return of Cleavage

A glossy new “Vogue” magazine, the August fall fashion issue, was in my purse. We were about to get on a plane, and I needed some lightweight reading material for the…

A Strong-Willed Child … My First Attempts

God has not given me any children who take life lying down, which is good, you know, because if one of them did, the other ones would mow the poor…

How to Keep Your Family Connected {Interview with Mary Beth Chapman – Part 4}

In our last video interview session with Mary Beth Chapman, she talks about how she helps her family stay connected, even though there is a wide range of ages between…

We’re Having Quads!

No, I’m not having quads! Our daughter Libby is. But when something this big happens, it’s a family thing — a “we” deal. And yes, our emotions have been all…

“Mom, You’re Mad a Lot”

My son had just produced a wonderful drawing in red marker (his favorite color) of our family flying kites. (As a side note, I am loving this new era when…

First Week of Special Needs School

School started a week ago, but it seems more like a lifetime. My third grader is blossoming, and Rachel’s special needs classroom is a good environment. There isn’t much on…

Back-to-School Parenting Tip — How to Encourage Your Child’s Goals

Recently while shopping, I noticed hurried parents juggling a school supply list, jostling impatient children through the rows of supplies, and negotiating preferences in backpack designs and binder colors while ticking…

You Have Permission to Say “No”

In part 2 of our interview, Mary Beth Chapman talks about balancing life with all of the many responsibilities that come along with it and gives us all permission to say ‘No’ when necessary.

Being Normal

I received a note from a good friend who is reading the book Susan Yates and I wrote, “Barbara and Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest.” She wrote, “Read more of…

How to Help Kids Be on Time

7:45 a.m.: “Kids, please be ready to leave in 10 minutes.” 7:55 a.m.: “Kids, go get in the car and buckle up.” 7:55 a.m., notice son scrambling to find his…

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