Things you should never say

Parenting

I am never doing this again. That is what he said. I asked what is he never going to do again? He replied watch the kids and work. I chuckled. It is called parenting. I have owned my own business for years but before that I worked virtually, and I had to run the house and take care of the kids while working with huge clients. I managed, and I did it. He can't. I thought to myself what is the difference is it that only women can multitask? If you think so, reply yes and tell me your favorite ...

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Creative Ways to Potty Train

Creative Ways to Potty Train

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Piyo Piyo USA but all opinions expressed here are 100% mine. Creative Ways to Potty Train This year we are talking about how to save money. I have to say that as soon as my children got out of diapers I had a huge boost in my income. I figured out several creative ways to potty train, and I was able to potty train my children pretty quickly although I will say my first one was the hardest. The rest watched their big brother which confused ...

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4 Tips to Parenting

4 Tips to Parenting

4 Tips to Parenting Hi Everyone- Last week we chatted about my fear. You know we all have something that holds up back. I say recognize it and lets overcome it. You just can't let fear control your life! Mind over matter or it doesn't matter. I talked about how I wanted to work on being a better wife as my business grows, and now I am going to work through my goals as a mom. ...

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Gentle Parenting

Gentle Parenting

Gentle Parenting It is for freedom that we were set free, and Jesus came to set us free from punishment. He loved with a sacrificial love, and was ever present in times of need. I have been invited to share a little bit about my parenting. I think it would help to first say that I wasn't always a gentle parent. It would also help to note that I can not talk about my parenting journey without talking about God. I was often harsh and unkind with my children, to put it mildly. I was ...

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Lessons Learned from Hitting

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  Lessons Learned from Hitting I recently posted something that happened in my family on my facebook page with an inquiry on do you believe in "tough love"? The conversation was quite lively and some people do not follow my rule for interacting on my page which is to attack the issue not the person. I did contact those individuals and asked them to apologize. I believe disagreement is perfectly acceptable but name calling and personal attacks are not. That is most likely because I ...

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Your Kid is Obese and it is Your Fault

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Your Kid is Obese and it is Your Fault I can't say you will enjoy reading this post. I am also sure I will get hate mail by the hundreds. I am just being honest. We have a duty as a parent to do what is best for our children. If your child is obese  you are failing. You are not teaching them to make healthy choices. You may not even be providing them with the opportunity to make healthy choices. I am judging. I am concerned. I should be. I am worried that your child will have these habits ...

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Karla’s Korner – My Girl: A Lesson in Inner Strength

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A Lesson in Inner Strength My Girl: A Lesson in Inner Strength One of the greatest joys in my life is being a mother. When my daughter was born 21 years ago I found myself in the “learn as I go” mode most of the time. As a matter of fact, I still learn as I go because just when I think I have it all figured out somebody changes the game plan. Somehow we’ve managed to learn and grow together as mother and daughter. From the time she was born it was apparent that she would march to the beat of ...

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10 Things My Daughter Taught Me

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10 Things My Daughter Taught Me Today someone asked me what the most important thing that I have taught my daughter was. I could think of quite a few things that I deemed pretty important, but I decided the most important thing that I have taught her so far was to be kind to everyone, no matter how different they are. (Easy to teach when your parent is covered in tattoos and crazy hair color huh?). But it got me thinking, people are always so consumed with what they have taught their ...

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Karla’s Korner: Embracing Change

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Embracing Change Embracing Change: Celebrating the Milestones in Our Children’s Lives It’s graduation season and social media is filled celebratory pictures. From preschool to high school parents are uploading scores of pictures to share with the world of their graduate. One picture posted this week settled deep within my soul as I studied it not for its pomp and circumstance but for what it wasn’t; it wasn’t celebratory rather random and simple. This photograph was of a young man who ...

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Stop Being a Wimp Learn How to Say NO

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How to Say NO How to Say No I wrote a post about saying Why We Said No to Disney. I realized it hit a nerve with people. The purpose wasn't to debate whether you should go to Disney or not. The purpose was to help people understand that saying "No" can lead to saying  yes to more important things. I am often faced with decisions as we all are. Decisions that I have to give an answer to and the answer reaches far more than the immediate implications. I wish to say "Yes" but saying "Yes" means ...

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