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How to raise grateful kids instead of entitled ones

“You never buy me anything, you’re always like this”, my daughter told me.  It was hard to hear, even harder to fight the overwhelming feeling of guilt.  “Am I not doing enough for her?” “Am I limiting her desires too much?” These thoughts always make my mind race. Then I look at if her basic …

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10 daily decluttering habits of people who have tidy homes

Do you drool over the pictures of those clutter-free white marble homes in the home decor magazine? Do you think it’s not possible for you to keep your home tidy like that because of the stuff you have? Don’t be discouraged thinking only those big homes can look organized and clutter-free.   No matter if …

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17 genius vinegar cleaning hacks that will save you time and money

If you are into green cleaning, knowing how to clean with vinegar is a must.  By the way, what is green cleaning? According to Wikipedia,  “Green cleaning refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. Green cleaning techniques and products …

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How to get kids started on doing chores

So often we underestimate what kids can do. If we can withstand some messiness and slow work kids can be amazing helpers in our home.  Not only being helpful, research by Marty Rossmann, emeritus associate professor of family education at the University of Minnesota, shows that involving children in household chores from a young age …

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17 basic life skills your child must know before leaving home

We want to raise kids who are equipped to face the harsh realities of the world. We may not be able to control every aspect of our children’s lives and solve every problem for them. And even if we can, it is not recommended. Instead, we are capable of giving them life skills to cope …

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Top 12 parenting skills to develop to be a good parent

Being a parent is a lifetime job. You never stop being a parent. Even when your kids have left your nest, you think about them and worry about them.  Anyone can become a parent, but to be a good parent you need to acquire certain parenting skills and develop good qualities.  But don’t worry. No …

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How to balance work and life perfectly as a work-from-home mom

I have always known that I would be a work-from-home mom. I just didn’t know what kind of work I would do.  After a lot of soul searching and internet searching, I finally became a website owner.  I love blogging and I don’t mind working on my blogs 24 hours a day, except that I …

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