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    Family and Parenting,  Parenting

    6 Awesome Communication Tips to get your Teen to Open up to You

    Are you desperate for communication tips to get your moody teen to talk to you? Is there an impenetrable wall of silence between you and your teen? You find that every question gets a grunt in response or is ignored totally. Why not take a good look at how you talk to your teen?  Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions. Questions that make him rush to his bedroom and shut the door on you. Don’t despair. He needs you now more than ever before. But you need to have a plan to foster open communication between you and your teen. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may…

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    Family,  Family and Parenting

    I5 BRILLIANT CHRISTMAS QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOU (Updated 2019)

    An arsenal of brilliant Christmas quotes is a powerful tool in the holiday season. They function just like Christmas carols in the stores at Christmas time. Ever found yourself humming or actually singing along to a Christmas song? Well, Christmas quotes invoke the spirit of festive cheer and goodwill in the same way. When placed at random places in the home, they act as beacons of Christmas and transform the atmosphere instantly. I am a sucker for Christmas especially because my birthday is the day before Christmas. As a kid, it was the most magical time for me. Often a birthday party on the day followed by a big family…

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    Family,  Family and Parenting

    Unique and thoughtful gifts for busy moms

    Finding the perfect gift for busy moms is one of the hardest things to do. If you’re like me, it causes massive stress and anxiety even though I start early. Ever wondered why there is such pressure to get your insanely hardworking mom the right gift? Because you want your gift to express your gratitude for all that she’s done for you. But, there is no gift that can do justice to your mom’s love and support over the years. Here are a few ideas to help. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend tools that I…

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    Family,  Family and Parenting

    How to raise kids to make a difference in the world

    Is family volunteering essential today?  Social problems like homelessness, poverty, hunger, and unemployment have increased and are continuing to increase. So there is a desperate need now more than ever before for a culture of volunteerism to be built in all communities. I know what’s going through your mind. Life is busy – work deadlines, soccer games, household chores, grocery shopping, laundry  …  how will you ever find the time to volunteer? Well, ONE good reason to open your mind to family volunteering is that it will accelerate the personal growth of your family almost overnight. What is family volunteering It means starting a family project where you give your…