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What’s Your Magnifying Glass Focused On? 6 Steps To Better Relationships

One of the things I remember about being at my grandpa’s house was a magnifying glass that he kept on the table beside his chair.  It was a heavy duty lens and I loved positioning it over different items and … Continue reading

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If You Named Your House

Today’s guest post is from Dr. Kathy Koch.  Dr. Kathy Koch, the founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, loves helping parents understand children’s uniqueness and how to raise them with that in mind. You can find her … Continue reading

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It’s the Ultimate Blog Party: Daily giveaways on my blog April 1-8!

Last year I was introduced to the Ultimate Blog Party (UPB) sponsored by 5minutesformom. It was a great online party where I was introduced to some wonderful moms who hang out online! I know there are some of you who … Continue reading

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Living With Less: Affordable College Education

As Mark and I state in the first few sentences of our “College: Higher Education at Lower Cost” chapter in Living With Less So Your Family Has More book…”If you want to know one Savage parenting regret, just ask us … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Words of Encouragement: The Value of Recalculating

“Recalculating,” states the voice on the GPS unit. “Recalculating,” she repeats once again as we find ourselves off course on a trip. It’s a scene most of us are familiar with in some way. Even if we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Classic Movies for the Family

Last week I rented the movie “Brian’s Song” to watch with my boys. As a child I remember watching the show on television and being powerfully moved by the movie. I posted on Facebook that we were watching this classic … Continue reading

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Be Your Kid’s Advocate

When Kolya first arrived 7 years ago he spoke no English.  We adopted him at the age of 9.  He started school one week later.  And I started school, too.  I started researching what an ESL–English As A Second Language–students … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Austin!

 At 6am this morning we awoke to get our birthday celebration of cake and ice cream for breakfast started! Funny…6am is just about the same time I was awakened by labor pains 14 years ago. In fact, today I was … Continue reading

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Parent Strategy: Contracts for Teens

When my kids were little we used chore charts with stars to motivate and hold our kids accountable to carry out their home responsibilities. As they’ve grown older, we found the need for a new strategy.  And with our two … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday Guest Post: It’s ok to leave the kids every once in a while!

Our family is on vacation this week so I’m featuring a guest post by Angie Reedy, a mom of two little ones. Her post perfectly fits the summer challenge I made several weeks ago encouraging us all to do a … Continue reading

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