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Anti-Tips for Holiday Happiness character children diet exercise family life fat loss fitness goals habits holidays inspiration values weight loss Dec 17, 2015

There is no lack of lists at the holidays online and in magazines giving you tips for how to avoid weight gain or enjoy time with your loved ones during the holidays. I've written quite a few myself.

To breeze through the holidays happy, fit, and trim you don't need tips as much as you need a...

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Set the Bar High for Quick, Cheerful, Obedient Responses from your Children character children education family life goals habits inspiration parenting support values Nov 10, 2015

When children are asked or told to do something a few questions roll through their minds. Questions like:

  1. Do I really have to?
  2. Why do you want me to do this? (asked because they genuinely want to know)
  3. If I question this, can I get out of it?
  4. Why me? Could someone else do this?
  5. If I act unhappy...
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How Learning How to Stop Children from Arguing Can Help You Achieve Your Own Goals character children diet education exercise family life fitness goals habits inspiration mental health parenting selfcare support teamwork values Aug 18, 2015

As parents, we like our children to respect our answer and not try to argue or negotiate. So we learn to communicate in such a way as to say that our decision is final. Why not apply that same strategy to the way you talk to yourself. For example, if I'm trying to not eat something unhealthy, I...

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Why Maternity and Paternity Leave Is Good for Both Families and Companies education family life inspiration marriage mental health parenting selfcare support teamwork time management values working moms Aug 06, 2015

Finding the balance between active parenting and all other life demands is one of the most important decisions parents need to make. One company has decided to help. Netflix announced this week that they will be offering unlimited maternity and paternity leave to their employees much as they...

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Holiday Traditions that Burn Some Calories family life fun habits holidays inspiration Nov 26, 2014

My family walks several miles to watch the lighting on the Plaza every year. My husband and I started doing this when we first knew each other as teenagers. Now, we include our kids and grandkids. Crowds gather and it's a community tradition with spontaneous Christmas carols and lots of happy...

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