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Evaluating the situation

Kendra – I taught school for several years before we started our family.  Each year the principal would come into my classroom to evaluate how I was doing.  The visit consisted of observing a lesson or two and scrutinizing my bulletin boards and lesson plans. After the evaluation I received feedback and learned ways I could…

Instilling a love of reading

Most parents see the benefit in enjoying a good book and want to instill the love of reading in their kids.  So what can a parent do to encourage the love of reading? The answer may sound very old fashioned, but it is also very effective. Introduce your child to the local library and help him navigate that wonderful resource. Find books…

The ultimate parental dilemma

I stumbled across this article a couple days ago and since then have waffled back and forth on that parental dilemma I think we all wrestle with so much: the struggle of protecting your kids versus personal space/trust. My mom sometimes gripes what a pain it is to have to deal with car seats for my kids now, “back when we were kids we didn…

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Proactive Christmas parenting

Christmas parties are right around the corner.  If your family is like ours, you won’t be attending just one.  It’s usually  – my side of the family, your side of the family, church programs, church friends, and maybe even a family office party!  All the fun will continue for days and will typically involved long hours and an…

Clean up in aisle 5!

Do you remember those days when your little ones were a handful in the store?  Even if there was one of you and one of them, that was too much some days!  Maybe you’re in that phase now where you have little ones that love to keep busy while mom is figuring out which bread to buy!  And for a child, it’s not that hard to find…

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Get set to soar

Kites fly best when you let out the string slowly. Making sure you have lots of space and patience, it may pull and take a few dips, but the more you do it, the more skilled you become.  Once in a while they crash, and you have to pick up and begin again. Eventually, though, your kite can really soar as you coax it higher and gradually unwind…

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Kids and money

University of Cambridge researchers are now telling us that our approach to money, including the ability to plan ahead and to delay gratification, is basically set by age 7.  So, to help figure out what approaches work with kids and what skills we need to focus on, Melony McKaye and Wayne Geiger of the Life 88.5 morning show chatted…

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Life With Kids learning to love messed up blinds

Thursday mornings at 7:20 Melony McKaye and Wayne Geiger share stories about KC kids.  Whether they are your kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews, neighbors or even students,  we love to share how Life With Kids offers laughs, challenges and lessons.  Recently, we shared Jack’s story about life with his 6 year old son,…

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Tylenol and truth

To God the small things matter. Jesus wants us to succeed in small trials so that we can flourish in larger ones.

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