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If you really loved me…

If you are a single parent you might be trying to start over. Perhaps you just started dating or you have been with the same person for a long while. Or maybe you are thinking of blending your families or maybe you have already done this. Most single parents who date... read more

The Gentle Path

George Herbert, once said, “Take the gentle path…” Power struggles. We’ve all been in them, We’ve started them, we’ve been sucked into them and then something so simple becomes a tornado and it’s hard to even remember how we... read more

The Magic Black Bag

You just stepped on a lego or tripped over a cd case, boot or backpack. Ouch! Or your vacuum cleaner has eaten another toy…you know what I mean. You have tried everything to get your kids to pick up their &<$#! They have so much stuff that rewards,... read more

How to Parent Without Guilt

Dear Parent, The author Anne Tyler wrote, “One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that other people will never know about.” Did you ever spend an entire day shopping and cooking a meal from... read more

No I Won’t and You Can’t Make Me!

Do your kids talk back to you or ignore you? Have they kicked and hit you? Do you feel helpless and out of control yourself when it comes to getting your children to respect you? Do you find yourself yelling at your kids or locking yourself in the bathroom and crying?... read more