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August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse – Facts for Kids and Adults that Failed Science Class

The anticipated “Great American Eclipse” is fast approaching but lately I have found myself ill prepared to answer questions about the epic event.  What a great opportunity to teach kids about science and model being a life-long-learner at the same … Continue reading

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The Screen Time Struggle

My husband and I are just as addicted to technology as our kids.  We all are so used to being entertained that we have lost a sense of family and community.   Continue reading

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Balancing Safety and Freedom

He was across a street, around a corner and a couple houses down before I found him in someone’s garage checking out their car.  “car car” he muttered as he circled the vehicle.  This was not the first time Jaxon had made a run for it and it certainly was not the last.  He kept me in shape those few years. Continue reading

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Take a Deep Breath – Advice for Parents of Preteens

If you’re the parent of a preteen and you haven’t had a mental breakdown yet, you are doing fabulous.  I have two boys ages 10 and 11.  Keeping cool when you are faced with so much negativity and family turbulance … Continue reading

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Happy Monday, I am all Fucked up Already this Week! 

Yesterday I told everyone including my husband, father-in-law and sister that it was Father’s Day all day.  It really crept up on me this year.  Jaxon, my youngest was perplexed and guilty that we had nothing special planned. I offered … Continue reading

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