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emotion pumpkins (featured)
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  We are pleased to welcome our guest, Sara Watkins, who is back to share some insights on fostering emotional intelligence in our children. What is emotional intelligence? Read on! My mother is a therapist. Growing up I was not a fan of her career choice. She was always talking about feelings. And not just with me, with my friends, my...
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Healthy Body Image featured
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  We are pleased to introduce Tanya, from www.twowisechicks.com, who is here to share a post that hits close to home, for me. This is such an important message to all of us, and we are thrilled to have Tanya sharing her perspective with us! Let's give her a warm, HowDoesShe welcome! I feel like somewhat of a fraud writing about...
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positive parent teacher relationships (6)
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We are pleased to welcome our guest, Sara Watkins, who is here to share some really great tips to encouraging positive parent-teacher relationships. So important. Welcome, Sara! One of the hardest days of my parental life was the day I walked my oldest son, Cooper, into a foreign environment and handed him over to a complete stranger....
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so you think swearing is cute (featured)
by  |  posted under Boys, Family, Family Time, Girls, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
Just a few weeks ago, we took the kids to an amusement park.  While waiting for them to finish their ride, I watched the following scene unfold next to me. ____________ A mother and father held their toddler, talking to friends and laughing. "Listen to this...this is hilarious.  Johnny, what do you say when you spill your milk? "!#@*"...
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a life not worth pinning featured
by  |  posted under Babies, Family, Inspiration, Parenting
A Life Not Worth Pinning Some parenting moments are not Pinterest-worthy. Some moments are the stinks. And that’s okay. When I was pregnant with my first baby, a week overdue and miserable, the midwife told me to enjoy this time with the baby inside me, revel in the feel of her movements, and not be too anxious to give birth. Basically,...
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Get Your Kids to Talk to You With These After School Questions FREE Printables! How's the after school conversations at your house? If it's anything like mine has been, you're not getting a whole lot of info or details. They all say in unison that their day was good and off they go to grab a snack. Now enter these adorable After School...
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Sports 2
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Inspiration, Organization, Parenting, Recipes, Shop, Time Management, Uncategorized
  Life with super-involved kids gets crazy...believe me, we know.  That's why we put together this really awesome guide to help you curb the crazy.  You know, those days when you have to run to pick the kids up from school, stuff a Pop Tart in their mouths, and then zip them over to soccer/football/dance/gymnastics...
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six ways to add more YES to your life (featured)
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Are You Positive? Six Ways to Add More Yes to Your Life We could all benefit from a little more YES in our lives and a little less NO. A little more “everything will work out” and a ton less “all is lost.” There are so many ways we don’t even realize we’re filling our lives with negativity and it all starts with the way we talk to...
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Fighting Featured
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Holiday, Parenting, Summer, Uncategorized
  I don't know if it's the ages my kids are right now, or the fact that we've been in close quarters together for way too long, but my four kids have been fighting like crazy!  As a mom, the fighting, bickering, and teasing drives me crazy.  So I turned to our HowDoesShe Facebook page to get a few friendly tips on how others handle...
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While you were hashtagging (featured)
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
  I've noticed something lately that is alarming.  I've seen it in myself, my friends, my family, and complete strangers. Let's back up only eight years to when Apple first introduced the iPhone.  Before that, phones were dumb; they could call and text...that's about it.  When smartphones started cropping up like like moles in that...
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