Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween Fun For Families with Teenagers

Halloween is tomorrow, and we have a full day planned for our little family of three. When your kids get to a certain age, it can be hard to find things that interest them on Halloween. It’s no longer fun … Continue reading

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Getting Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and a Good Night’s Sleep (Help Wanted)

If you’ve got gamer kids like my son, you know that getting them to go to bed is not nearly as easy as it is for kids who love reading. A book is easy enough to take to bed with you, … Continue reading

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How to Share Your Passions With Your Kids (In a Non-Pushy Way)

I have always hated the “Because I said so” method of parenting. Probably because my mom never really subscribed to it. If there was something she wanted me to do, she almost always gave me a reason. I may not … Continue reading

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My Time Has Value

I have decided that my time deserves an hourly rate. When I decide whether or not to accept a job, my hourly rate is the determining factor. If I can’t make that amount, it isn’t worth my time. I’ve decided … Continue reading

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What Defines a Single Parent

I read an article on the Huffington Post about the definition of a single parent. I find it interesting and sad that people are arguing about what makes a single parent. Is it really that important to convince others that your … Continue reading

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Kids Should Pick Their Clothes

I read this article on Wealthy Single Mommy about all the things she stopped caring about after she became a single mom. It made me think of the very recent experience of shopping for a homecoming dress with my daughter.

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Ren Fest Fun

This weekend will be our first Renaissance Festival weekend of the year. The theme this weekend is 1001 Dreams. We get to dress up as fairies and elves. I think I will try to dress like my main character from … Continue reading

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Creating a Good Goal

During my last post I talked about the importance of goals and how to set them. Today, I’d like to give an example using my latest goal. For me, goal setting is important because it gives me a focus for my … Continue reading

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Goal Setting is Important

When you’re trying to get your life on track after a major change (like divorce), one of the hardest things to accept is the future plans that you had are now changing. I remember crying every time a certain song … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Role Models

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the media lately to name Taylor Swift as the “best” role model for kids to look up to. I find myself wondering, “Do they not know what a role model is supposed to be?”. … Continue reading

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