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The Remedy to Chore Wars?

What pulled me out of Chore Wars? I read an article on family work. At first, I looked at the article and translated family chores as doing family work and patted myself on the back and thought, “we do family work.” Several months later, in our mother’s book group, call “Side-Tracked Home Educators, ” we […]

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Are You Stuck in Chore Wars?

I was once stuck in “Chore Wars.” What are Chore Wars? Chore Wars move from assigning (and expecting), to bribing a child with rewards, to nagging a child to work, and then to threatening a child with loss of reward, loss of privilege, or punishment. This happens when children are not developmentally ready for self-directed, […]

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Dad, 3 Ways You Can Bless Your Homeschooled Children

You are so important in the lives of their wives and children!​Many dads just feel that they are little more than a pay check to their family. It does not have to be this way. You can change this!!! Work done away from home, in a career can be exhausting, as can work in the […]

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The Dirty Little Secret about Children and Chores

Do your children make enormous messes?Are you feeling overwhelmed with those creative messes?Does it feel like the mess will never end?You are not alone. Many moms today feel the same way.I had children that were imaginative and they mobilized anything they could find to build vast cities across the family room floor. Eventually, every game […]

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7 Ways I Ditched Stress, Invited Calm, and Became a Victory Lady

My original Victory plan was plain and simple.  Original Plan 1. Walk I woke up, dressed, grabbed the flags and put them out, hanging from the deck as I headed out for a morning 1.5 mile (30 minute walk) 2. Shower I came home, showered, dressed, put on brow shaper (my brows are turn white […]

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How I Reclaimed My Stressful Life

In April 2103, I spoke at a conference in the Portland, Oregon area. They put me up at a lovely guest house in the country. It was a healing and very restful stay. Oh, how I longed for that calm in the midst of June! In June 2013, the stress really hit me. I had […]

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