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A Parent’s Confession is Good for More than One Soul

Nothing harms relationships more than trying to perpetuate the perception of perfection. That is my quote. It demonstrates why it’s so healthy— and necessary— for us to maintain a sense of humor about ourselves, and even to laugh at ourselves now and then. This “perfection” principle is proven in every facet of life. Yet parenthood provides some of the most compelling evidence …

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Turkey Talk

Here are twelve resolutions that might make for a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving: I will not be the turkey at the table. I will help clean up by getting out of the way. I will not touch a scale and I will drop all thoughts of calories for one day. I will run 8 miles after dropping all thoughts of …

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Beauty in Shadows!

Seven years ago my nine year old granddaughter, Kialee, and I drove the back roads of Tennessee looking for things to photograph. By looking at the pictures she took you can see that Kialee has an eye for photography. One special moment in this day stood out to me. We were reviewing the pictures Kialee had taken when I came …

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How to access your Child’s Heart

In my book “How to live with your Kids when you have already Lost your Mind,” I identify three levels of communication that we generally use as we talk to our children. Children have a desperate need for “Level Three” dialogue.  On second thought all of us could use a good dose. Here’s what it is.