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    10 Things Parents NEED to Know About Raising Kids

    Raising kids is the toughest job you will ever love. Whether you are a military family or not you as a parent will always wonder if you are doing a good job. From the moment you find out that you have a baby on board everything changes. What you eat and drink, even how you think about your future and your entire life.  Then when they are born, you are responsible for another human beings needs. You are responsible for guiding them and showing them everything from how to walk to how to talk. Your children are your biggest worry and your greatest joy. And everything in between. Over the last week I’ve watched…

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    Parenting: No one ever said it was easy

    Yesterday, one of my friends shared that her daughter just got her drivers permit.  It got me thinking back to when my children were learning how to drive, and the “chats” that we had about driving and friends, and how hard it was to begin to let go while at the same time still “parent”.  The hardest part for me, other than the white knuckles when they didn’t drive “my way” , was that my children had less freedom than most of their friends. As I strolled down memory lane, thankful that we are past the “white knuckle phase”, I remembered a post I wrote a couple of years ago when my son…

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    10 Secrets to create happiness in your home!

    The other day I had a friend ask me what “secrets” did we have that enabled us to raise 2 amazing kids.  Secrets….I don’t know if there are any secrets to raising good kids, but I know that love, patience and A LOT of communication really made raising our children a privilege.  In an effort to answer her question about tips and strategies for creating a better home life, I thought I’d share some of our tips that worked for us! Here are 10 Tips For a Happier Home: 1.  Treat the people you live with like company.  Have you ever noticed that when company comes, you make an effort to insure…