School Lunch Boxes and Kids Chores

I wish I was the mom who let my kids have school lunches. I have seen the school lunches and I am glad they are there as an option for some kids but my kids will not be eating them. Maybe on a rare occasion I do let them have it, but not usually. I can’t let Aj have school lunch for he gets really stuck in a routine so if he has it one week he will want it that same day next week, and so on and so forth. This means every night of the week I am […]

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Will Early Retirement Satisfy You?

The idea of early retirement can be a really attractive one to some people. Not having to get up for work every day, especially on a Monday can feel like it will be a fantastic thing. However, early retirement can bring problems which are worth considering when you are thinking about whether you should choose it or not. Standard of Living Money is an important consideration when you are thinking about retirement. You may have a pension fund, but that is unlikely to pay out until you reach an older age. Sometimes you can draw on it early but you […]

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Give the Gift of Sports Illustrated Kids this Holiday Season

Have a sports nut kid in the house? I do. He is six years old and not quite sure where he got his sports addiction from because no one here nor his Dad watches sports. This kid loves soccer, football, basketball, you name it, he wants to play it. Although at age six he can only play soccer, t-ball, wrestling or basketball. This winter Basketball is going to be his sport and he is so excited! What my six year old wouldn’t give to have mail from Sports Illustrated Kids and you can give your little sports fan this gift […]

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How To Diffuse an Angry Child {Interview}

If you have read my blog since the beginning, you have read some stories of the angry child. My middle son recently diagnosed bipolar had some major issues with anger outbursts. Mostly at home, because outside of the home he had such major anxiety that it kept his anger at bay, for the most part. So being a loving, patient and positive Mom has meant I was okay with dealing with an angry child but let me tell you what, my patience were tried over and over again so when I was recently approached to share my tips and answer […]

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Sunday Quotes: Wisdom, Happiness & Dealing With Others

Quotes that make you think, quotes that make you wonder, quotes that make you smile,  that  is what Sunday is all about! Enjoy 🙂 It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little. –Alexander Chase Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. — Voltaire The best way out is always through. — Robert Frost Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. — Albert Einstein The more difficulties one has […]

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Flying Is Me, Off to Type-A Conference #typeacon

Today is the day, I am hopping onto a plane and flying to Type-A Parent Conference. I will arrive in NC one day before the conference actually starts which will give me time to settle in and get used to being away from my sons. I have a feeling I will cry like a baby when I say goodbye to them, as I am scheduling this blog post before I leave so who knows what reaction I will have. I am used to being away from my daughter, after all this weekend is her weekend with her Dad so I […]

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Who Has Influenced You Growing up?

This is a question I think about often and my first reply is usually my father, but in all honesty many people have influenced me in my life and this post is dedicated to them! My Father – for always supporting me even when he knows in his mind I am totally being stupid or going to fall down on my face. He is a true parent in that he is supportive no matter what he may think about my decisions and is there for me if that particular decision fails or soars high. He has taught me to keep […]

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Dove Self-Esteem Weekend Oct 22 – 24 #Dovedifference

I am so excited to be a part of the first ever Dove Self-Steem Weekend which is this coming weekend October 22 through October 24, 2010.  Dove is asking you to take part in this weekend and one question is “What did you wish you’d known at 13?”. As a mother of an eight year old daughter I am often found making sure that I encourage her to feel her best, be her best and know that she is awesome no matter what television or magazines  say a female should look like or be. One thing I wish I had […]

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Supportive Bloggers and Friendship

I notice as I am going around the blogosphere that many people start getting bigger with their blogs and stop helping others for free. When we all first start blogging we want to learn knowledge, share that knowledge and help each other succeed.  Ultimately some people want to make money in addition to blogging and so I can understand charging for your time, but really think about it; when you started blogging did you not have a few bloggers who had been blogging for a long time and were able to help you out for free? I know I had […]

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Day 7: Sometimes It Just Takes One Smile

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less Anxious

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less AnxiousWelcome to Day 7, are you ready to move forward? I hope so, maybe, I don’t know … all wrong answers! Today you are going to say YES and you are going to learn how just one smile can make your day better! My sister always picked on me and sometimes still calls me a dork because I always tell the cashiers or someone who helps me out at a store to have a nice day, I feel it is simply being polite but who knows […]

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