5 Priceless Gifts Your Husband Actually Wants (No Affiliated Links!)

This year forget the junk. Move past all the ads constantly trying to convince of what is really going to make your spouse happy. In the end, his lasting happiness will come from a loving relationship. These 5 gifts are inexpensive, but joy is in the little things.

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Fixing Snowflakes: Five Parenting Tips to Build Self-Esteem Without Entitlement

The greater the distance between the giver and the receiver, the more the receiver develops a sense of entitlement. -Wilford W. Andersen Imagine you are babysitting your nine-year-old neighbor Grayson. You plop down face-to-face for a game of Monopoly, one of your favorites growing up. You have a sluggish start trying …

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How John Gottman Could Have Saved Mia and Sebastian in La La Land

Every time I watch La La Land, I think of how their love could have been saved by following John Gottman’s research. Gottman has been studying what makes marriages work or fail for decades. This man knows his stuff. You may know him as the guy who “can predict divorce with 90% accuracy.” 

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Top 10 #MomLife Posts We Relate to So Much it Hurts

This week we found our top 10 favorite #momlife posts from twitter! What does it take to be a mom? Here’s what we found:   10. Oooooh the car needs. Yes.   9. Here’s to that mom who has changed more than her fair share of diapers. We feel you! …

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Why Trump’s “Zero-Tolerance” Policy has Devastating Consequences for Immigrant Children

The Justice Department announced April 6th, 2018 that it is implementing a “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute immigrants entering the U.S. at the border. That is, asylum seekers caught crossing illegally will be charged with a crime and their children sent to refugee shelters, even before agents conduct the legally required …

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High Levels of Wisdom are Rare. Are YOU Wise?

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau   One of my favorite topics to discuss with my students is wisdom. What is it? How do you get it? Does everybody get it? Defining wisdom may sound something like this, “Expert knowledge about the practical aspects of …

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Four Toxic Phrases that Parents Need to Stop. Now.

“Some of the most important things you can communicate to a child are that feelings are ok, mistakes are fixable, and there’s nothing they could do that would push you away or make you love them less.” –Kelly Barlett Imagine you stagger into work, exhausted, since you were up all …

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