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Practicing Empathy Helps Me to Teach it

I’m writing this month’s blog post from a beautiful beach house in southern California. All is calm and quiet… because it’s 5 in the morning California time. The last 24 hours tried every ounce of my empathy. I am so grateful now that I chose to focus on empathy for the month of July. If […]

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It’s Cool to be Kind

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop When we tell our kids, “Be kind,” what we’re really saying is, “Be helpful. Act with others’ feelings in mind.” This is a hard concept to grasp, even for many adults. Shoot, just sitting down to write about kindness, over and over I’ve […]

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Thinking About the Tough Stuff

I am probably on the worrier side of things. I generally follow the motto of plan for the worst but hope for the best. For me, I will think about what we’re going to do and anticipate all necessary things I can have planned to make sure everything goes smoothly. I can remember this winter […]

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Keeping the Sizzle in Your Marriage

My husband and I were getting snappy with each other, never a good sign. I ran through the possible reasons in my head: Tired?-Always. Ill?-Nope. Hungry?-Sort of. Wait, that’s not hunger I’m feeling, but it does seem familiar. Desire? Yes, that’s it! But wait didn’t we just… nope that was last week. I see my […]

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Scaling Back on After School Activities

As a mom, I want to offer my kids opportunities and experiences I never had. When I was a mother of one, I thought by opening my daughter up to all different types of activities, programs, camps, etc., she would become well rounded — fearless, knowledgeable, and prepped to take on the world one day. […]

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A Happy Hour You Need, Mama

Being a mom in Omaha is great. We have a great group of mamas around us that give support to one another. There are always fun family activities going on around the metro, too, that you and your kids can enjoy together. But what about those times you just need a little mama’s night out? […]

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Helping Your Introverted Child Make Friends

  It can be quite confusing if your happy-go-lucky child suddenly begins behaving differently in public than at home. He might become withdrawn even when you know he’s had a terrific time at a friend’s house. She is reluctant to enter into a group of peers where before she had no qualms. Maybe, your child […]

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School Days Are Here Again

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is almost here, but as they say–time flies when you’re having fun. We jam-packed our summer with baseball games, pool parties, and trips to the zoo. Before we know it, it’ll be time to head back to school! The end of summer/beginning of the school year […]

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