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house divided: finding unity amidst differing opinions

A House Divided: Finding Unity Amidst Differing Opinions

Whether it’s by faith, politics, or parenting strategies, for numerous reasons, many of us live in a divided household. For example, I am a Catholic and my husband was raised Methodist. I am a veteran parent of 13 years and my husband is a newbie. The parenting strategies we were raised with were different; therefore, […]

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Is Private School for You? 5 Questions to Ask + 1 Key Thing to Look For

As parents, the decisions we face on a daily basis can seem daunting. They leave us constantly wondering if we made the right choice. Did I buy the right sunscreen? Did she eat enough vegetables? Have I allowed him to have too much screen time? Did I spend enough quality time with them today? It’s a […]

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15 Things We Have Learned in Our First 15 Years of Marriage

15 Things We Have Learned in Our First 15 Years of Marriage

Earlier this month, my husband and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. Some would say that is quite the accomplishment! It feels like it has always been, so I wanted to focus my thoughts and memories on how we managed to do all the things we have done. Reflection always brings us the seeds of […]

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Growth Minded Mama: 3 Ways to Foster a Growth Mindset in Our Children

“I’ll never be able to tie my shoes; it’s too hard!” Sound familiar? As parents, it can be difficult to navigate through the various struggles our children encounter as they grow. We want to encourage and help–heck, we may even be tempted to tie their shoes for them until they leave for college. But what […]

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Safe Traveling: Kids and Car Seats (Sponsored Post)

As a parent, when was the last time you checked your kids’ car seats? It’s an important question, given that thousands of children are killed or injured each year in automobile crashes.  Making sure children are properly and safely restrained while riding in any vehicle is not only good practice—it’s the law. Iowa Law Iowa law […]

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