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  On the reddest day of the year, please Be my Valentine and order your FREE Kindle copy of my new book! Please share the red! #Valentine’sDay #freebook A gift for my dedicated followers, friends and family.  Also be sure and register your email address here, I will send you a Valentine’s Day reminder to […]

Are you seeing RED? I hope so!



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An excerpt from the book, Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children… Some days I need to read and follow my own advice!  Some days I write things that I really kind of like.  Some days I would rather make memes than do my work.  Today would be one of those days. […]

Less is More…


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I wish I could say it was a great epiphany or the culmination of the study of great parenting journals that helped me arrive at the decision to go screen-free for the summer.  No, it was nothing like that at all, it was an honest to goodness, full-blown, hissy fit. One of those not to be proud of parenting […]

The Truth about “Going Screen Free” for the Summer!


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“You better take a jacket, it might rain.” “What about the permission slips?” “Did you pack your cleats?” “Hurry, the bus is coming!” “Do you have your music for band?” “Do you need money today?” “Where is the lunch I made?” Some version of these questions is fired out in rapid succession by every mom, […]

Teach Planning this Summer ~ Living Better with Organized Children!




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Dear Coach… Sincerely, Every Parent                                             Dear Coach, Here is my child, a player for your team. This is difficult for me because I am entrusting you with a child I love more than life itself. It seems silly that a volunteer with 8 games and 6 practices can shape my child’s life, but it’s true. […]

For the Love of the Game