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Connecting to Your Kids' Hearts

3 Creative Ways to Connect With Your Kids

My kids are ages nine, eight and four, so I have left the hazy, crazy days of infant and toddler parenting. I am no longer changing diapers and scanning the living room for choking hazards. Instead I find myself reminding my nine-year-old to unload the dishwasher, telling my 8-year-old he can pour himself a bowl […]

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Loving on Older Kids

When my kids were really little, all toddlers and younger, I thought my life would never exist outside the realm of spit-up, ketchup, and middle of the night wake-ups. I relished the idea of taking a five-minute undisturbed shower and gallivanting down the aisles of Target by myself. Then I blinked, and now my kids […]

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