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  1. I think Spring is finally here

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    I think Spring is finally here…this weekend is supposed to be sunny and warm. I plan to wash the winter grime from the windows in my home. I feel like the house is brighter when the windows are clean. Life is seasonal. Not only do the plants around us experience...
  2. I Get To…

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    As a parent coach, I often learn as much from my clients as they (hopefully) do from me. Recently during a group parent coaching session that I facilitate, one of the members shared something that had shifted her perspective, the 3 simple words…I Get To. We were discussing the busyness...
  3. It’s This Day

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    Recently, my husband and I dropped our daughter off for her first year of college. Since she was born, in my mind, college was a when, not an if. We talked about it , set aside money for it, told her stories of our experiences when we were at college...
  4. A Loving Parent-Child Bond

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    This comic from Family Tree is an amusing way to look at how we spend time with our kids.  Parents can feel pressure to constantly be “teaching” something rather than just relaxing and enjoying time with your child. Author L.R. Knost is quoted as saying: “Focus more on who your...
  5. Being Actively Engaged

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    Yesterday afternoon I attended a local high school regional basketball playoff game. The game was played in a college area and the stands were filled with fans from both teams. In the row in front of me were 2 five year old boys who seemed to be friends, surrounded by...
  6. If I had my child to raise over again

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    We should all try to parent with this in mind. If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again by Diane Loomans If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I...