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Treat Them Like Babies

I watched the movie The Decedents last night. There are several themes in the movie, but the thing that kept pulling on my heart was the relationship between the dad (George Clooney) and his daughters. Their relationship is so deteriorated that at one point…

August 20, 2012
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Time Out

While it’s not hugely popular in today’s society, I have never made apologies for the fact that I believe in spanking.  I absolutely do not believe in any form of abuse, but I most certainly believe in discipline.  The funny thing is that as…

November 28, 2011
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Today has been a test.  I knew when we started that it was going to be one of those days when Brynna pushes me extra hard.  She’s tired and she misses her daddy.  Even more than usual, she needs to know she can trust…

March 9, 2011
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Why Somedays Motherhood is War

Hundreds of publications have been written about kids who are strong-willed and high-spirited.  I’ve read them.  Dr. Dobson and I spend lots of time together – him telling me I’m not alone and me searching the pages of his book for renewed strength for…

October 15, 2010
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Brynna-tude: | bri-na-tood | a show of individuality manifested in boisterous actions and behaviors; typically loud and attention-grabbing, often unbecoming, usually embarrassing (for her or me…or both); most always funny (after the fact) Exhibit A: Gymnastics Brynna has more energy than her little body…

September 29, 2010