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Hugs or High Fives?

Short of pulling my kids out of sports, what can I do to protect them? I’m a former gymnastics mom, a cheer mom and a soccer mom. I’ve seen lots of good and some of the bad up close and personal. I wanted to share some of my strategies with you. Bottomline for parents: It’s…

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The One Way to Win Target with Your Kids

Going to Target can be a wild and wondrous event with your kids. Emphasis on wild. Last week on Facebook Live, I talked about a mom in Target whose preschooler clutched a medium LEGO pack for dear life. She ended up taking it out of his hands and he cried all the way out of…

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3 Ways to Stop Being Frenemies with Your Kids

Sometimes, your own kids can seem like Public Enemy #1. One mom told me, “I feel schizophrenic! I can’t wait to pick him up from school but then I REALLY don’t want to be with him at all.” When it comes to getting along with your kids, you get annoyed when they misbehave. Earlier this…

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The Top 5 Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

You may think your child’s only job is going to school. While that’s important, it’s also their job to help around the house. When it comes to chores, kids should feel empowered to do them, gaining valuable skills they can use for the rest of their lives. I have several age appropriate cleaning ideas for…