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5 Ways to teach your kids the power of optimism

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The most amazing gift in life that I can give my kids – besides my unconditional love, of course – is the power of optimism. When a kid has the super hero-like power of optimism he can handle any of the tussles that life will surely throw his way. Optimism is that fundamental belief that […]

5 Ways Halloween is more fun for the parents

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It’s Halloween and at our house there is a flurry of activity – and the sun hasn’t risen yet. Our kids have lost their little minds over the excitement of dressing up like little ghouls and running around the streets of our village town square collecting candy in their brightly colored plastic pumpkin pails. My […]

How this teen gave a TEDx Talk and changed the world

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What if I told you that a kid as young as four years old has what it takes to change the world? That’s exactly how old Aidan Thomas was when he told his mother that he wanted to be a “difference maker” and that he wasn’t going to wait until he grew up to do […]

Just Found Out the Funny Reason My Friend’s Husband Is Mad at Her (and I Agree with Him!)

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If you are just tuning in, the House Guest series introduces emerging and established voices in the blogger world to the Housewife Plus audience. The writers featured here share their stories about parenting, marriage, and life in general. They are sometimes serious, other times funny, but always real. For information on how to be featured in the House Guest […]

10 Signs your babysitter is a DUD

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If you are just tuning in, the House Guest series introduces emerging and established voices in the blogger world to the Housewife Plus audience. The writers featured here share their stories about parenting, marriage, and life in general. They are sometimes serious, other times funny, but always real. For information on how to be featured in the House Guest […]

What are you spending for back to school shopping?

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My son is entering kindergarten in less than two weeks. *dramatic pause* While we keep him clothed and shoed (shoed?) with fairly nice threads already, my husband and I decided that our kid should have school clothes that stay clean and separate from his let’s-run-through-mud-and-catch-frogs clothes. So, like any reasonable person I made a list and went shopping at a […]

5 Tested parenting hacks for a successful timeout

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My kids can be real turds. There are many moments in a day when I find myself wanting to threaten a timeout, but I bite my tongue and find more clever ways to get my kids to behave because let’s face it, timeouts do not work. Not only does it create supremely grumpy children, but […]

Book review: Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel will leave you captivated

BOOK REVIEW: Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel will leave you captivated Click To Tweet Released in April 2015, Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel is a captivating memoir that traces the heartbreaking story of how the author and her two siblings survived abandonment, neglect, and abuse. After their mother disappears, six-year-old Heather, […]

10 Things not to say to a SAHM

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I have a pretty good sense of humor. I can shrug off unintentionally inconsiderate comments or nosey questions, especially when they come from the folks I love the most. But after a while some of the misconceptions about what it means to be a SAHM (that’s Stay-At-Home-Mom for all you non-Mom bloggers) become difficult to […]