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Don’t Be A Bucket Dumper: Helping Kids Understand Happiness

I don't know what it is about bath time that encourages my little monkey to share her day. Not just the 'what did you have for lunch?' or the 'what did you learn at school' conversations. But the moments in her day that are still on her mind. The ones she's proud of, or worried about. [...]
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When it’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The holiday season can bring an array of emotions for many. Excitement. Joy. Love. Hope. After all, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” right?  The holiday spirit can be contagious with all of the family events, light displays, and shop local events. It’s easy to quickly fill the calendar up with plans. As [...]
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Top 10 BMB Posts

Putting Your Spouse First I will never forget the day my mother-in-law handed me a book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. My initial reaction was something like, “What about the proper care and feeding of ME,” which later led me to believe... Why We Don't Do Playdates Trust me, we aren’t [...]
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Tips for Thriving as a Single Mom

It takes a village.  I know, I know. Everyone says that...but it's true. Being a parent is hard. Doing it alone can feel impossible. And quite honestly, sometimes you just need a break. You can't be all things to all people. It's important as a single mom to surround yourself with people who are in your corner, [...]
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