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My Friends in My Head – Instastory Relationships

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Ever since the inception of Instastories, we’ve gotten the chance to see a lot of the people we follow more in depth. It’s one thing to see someone’s stream and peruse along when they post filtered up pictures. It’s another to see them almost in real time, in 10 second snippets, as they go about their daily routines. This has caused me to develop relationships – Friends in My Head, as coined by Wendy Williams – with people I don’t know in actual life. In no specific order, here are the Top 8 Friends in My Head from Instastories. Continue reading →

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The Link Between Essential Oils and Emotions

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Many people are aware of the inviting aroma produced by diffusing essential oils in their homes. They are also becoming informed of the physiological effects of therapeutic grade essential oils on their body. However, few people know or understand that there are correlations between essential oils and emotions. Today I posted on Instagram about Young Living’s Field™ blend. The description says that it has been specially formulated to encourage feelings of self-worth and strength that may help you reach your true unlimited potential. The question was asked, “How does an oil accomplish that?” Continue reading →

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Catch Them in the Act! A Proven Method of Discipline

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Have you ever been going about your day peacefully, when suddenly your child does or says something that is completely unacceptable? You quickly jump into action to catch them in the act, pointing out the deed, making sure your child knows what they have committed will not be tolerated. You may even wag your finger, raise your voice, and threaten punishment if said behavior is ever exhibited again. This is what we call discipline, and it’s a must. Children need to know when they’re out of line.

Sooo why then do we find ourselves in this cycle over and over again concerning the same exact behaviors? Continue reading →

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Race to Nowhere: The Pressure on Overachieving Children

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I feel as though I am sounding like a broken record, but I have education on the brain a lot lately. Yesterday I spoke about how and why to avoid having your children placed on a remedial track in public school; but what about children like me who are placed in advanced tracks from Elementary school? Is it beneficial? What are the ramifications of having high expectations set on you for achievement from a young age? We look at our overachieving smiling kiddos and assume they’re happy, but a lot of times they are under tremendous tension. Continue reading →

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Your Child is Not Remedial: The Problem with Tracking

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The other day I wrote about shedding the labels others put on you and learning to Identify Yourself. Little did I know how timely it was because I had a conversation with some moms today that really got me…heated. Every so often I get a glimpse into what others are experiencing with their children and it just makes me ache inside. I am a Homeschooler, and although I don’t believe there is a clear cut answer for how everyone should educate their children, I believe other options need to be explored when there are definite issues with the current state of affairs. Continue reading →

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