Operator Error: Training Your Kids For Success {The One Truth that Changed Our Parenting}

When we started having children we discovered something that would have not surprised some, but came as quite a shock to us... parenting is hard! Like, making dinner blindfolded with your hands tied behind your back 'hard'. You have no idea what you're doing, are most likely too tired to care, and you're desperately trying to find a way to avoid messing your kids up for life. We lived there for years, acting and reacting, drowning in if then's, don't you dare's, do you want a time out's and other extremely ineffective parenting defaults. And then we stumbled upon the one truth that changed the way we raised our kids... and changed the way our kids responded to us.

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This Mom’s Open Letter to Target: The Real Reason We’re Boycotting {It’s Not What You Think}

Dear Target, From the beginning of your business venture, your CEO's, executives, marketing teams - everyone down to my local branch manager - have dreamed up and executed a brilliant strategy. You realized that in order to secure yourselves a place next to Walmart you would need to hone in on a very specific consumer, one … Continue reading This Mom’s Open Letter to Target: The Real Reason We’re Boycotting {It’s Not What You Think}

Raising My Little Control Freak {By A Control Freak, For A Control Freak}

"The apple doesn't fall far," my husband will chuckle to me after a power struggle with our 4-year-old going on 35-year-old. I sigh. "It's not my fault." He just looks at me. "Ok, maybe it's my fault, but it's not my fault!" And it's not. I didn't teach her to be a control freak... I didn't have … Continue reading Raising My Little Control Freak {By A Control Freak, For A Control Freak}