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Hey Mom!

May 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer planning, relationships, women, reflection, praise, parents, mother's day, mom, moms

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"Hey Mom!"Those are the words that many of us hear day in and day out. "Hey mom, where is my uniform?" "Hey mom, can I have a snack?" "Hey Mommy, I don't feel so good." Some days, it is almost to the point that I think if I hear those words one more time, I might lose my ever lovin' mind.

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Parenting Series Part 3: Praise and Encouragement

October 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM / by Gabby F. posted in After School Enrichment, Education, encouragement, extracurricular activities, General, Health, Local Tips, parenting, parents, praise, sports, STEM, tips

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Praise and Encouragement

I recently read an article by Kids Matter about the value of praising our children and how it affects their development early in life. Even though I have a degree in early education that says I know my stuff, I somehow have forgotten about the power of praise with my own children. It wasn't so apparent until recently when we brought home our fourth child (read: final child) through international a doption. Friends, allow me to tell you a little known secret about adopting an older child from a third world country. It is really stinkin' hard. I'm not talking crying over spilled milk hard. I don't mean bad day at work hard. I'm talking about wondering if you made a huge mistake, kicking and screaming, ugly, begging God to make the fits stop hard.

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