But That Ye May Have Patience: The True Story of a Marfan Syndrome “Victim”

But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions. Alma 34:41, Book of Mormon (Joe’s favorite scripture) The first time I saw Joe, he was standing at the pulpit at the Church of Jesus Christ of …

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How to get Motivated to Clean When Overwhelmed by Mess? Delegate

Need some help around the house? Cleaning can feel overwhelming when things are a mess.  It’s generally unfair for one person to shoulder all the work! But what if I told you there’s a different way? Actually, 5 Steps towards getting your partner to help out with chores more? Let’s …

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Mantras for Mamas: Banish Working Mom Guilt ASAP

  The Mother Lode (of Working Mom Guilt) With motherhood comes an onslaught of emotions. Depending on the circumstances, we feel everything from joy to dread. But perhaps the one emotion that strikes the hardest and most often is guilt. “Mom guilt” can be defined as what a mother feels …

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How I Overcame Perfectionism: Fixed Mindset VS Growth Mindset

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links through Amazon Associates, meaning, at no additional cost to you, the website owner will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   You will never be ready, and it will never be perfect. That’s why you stopped trying, …

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How to Discipline a Toddler Without Hitting Part 5: Applying Brene Brown’s Empathy and Shame Research for Realistic Expectations

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one’s parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child. -Alice Miller Recently my two-year-old dashed up to me, wrapped her short little arms around my neck and said, “Mom, you’re my best friend.”  …

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How to Discipline a Toddler Without Hitting Part 4: Creating Consequences with purpose Through John Gottman’s Emotion Coaching

It’s okay to be angry, it’s not not not okay to hurt someone. -Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood When using an authoritative approach to parenting as described in part 3, it’s important for parents to keep in mind their long-term goals. Children need to immediately stop harmful, destructive, or unkind behavior, but …

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How to Discipline a Toddler Without Hitting Part 3: Understanding the Need for Control with Baumrind Parenting Styles

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. -Richard L. Evans  Parenting is akin to Goldilocks and the three little bears. At first Goldilocks tries the porridge that is too cold. This is the parent who is strict and …

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