Category Archives: Discipline

Ring in Peace

chimes

Ring in peace — literally. I gifted myself early this year with these seemingly magical chimes. Called ZENERGY chimes, these chimes are so well crafted that the tone resonates with perfect clarity and seem to have the effect of cleansing … Continue reading

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Children: The Challenge
Watch Your Tone of Voice

Tone of voice learnings from Children the Challenge

How long until school starts? No, not in hours, but for those of you who knew, this post is for you. Well, to tell the truth, I don’t know how many hours until school starts, but this post is really … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Olympics, Moms, and Greatness

even the Olympics are as great as you can be

Watching the opening ceremonies and the first events of the Olympics has been inspiring. One of my favorite moments was the clip with the Queen and her arrival into the stadium by parachute. I liked her stoicism and hearing that … Continue reading

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House Rules: Discipline Responses that Work

see original publication If you liked this post, you might also like:Ever heard of the ‘Candy Witch’? It may be safe to assume that most parents dread the aftermath of Halloween: bags full of sugary candies devoured by small mouths … Continue reading

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Step Back!

This post is for anyone who is dealing with a difficult child. All kids have difficult moments, but if your child has impulsive anger issues and massive tantrums at an inappropriate age (5+ probably) then this may help you. For … Continue reading

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The Warm Fuzzie Jar

In case you missed my last 2 posts, I have the Power of Words on my mind. Two weeks ago I wrote about the Power of Words and the value of teaching our kids how to give sincere compliments and … Continue reading

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Learning to Praise

Our blog is called “Five Real Moms” for a reason. We are real moms with real challenges and real aspirations. We have real hopes and dreams and just as real stumbling blocks and trials. Today, I hope to share a … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

Tonight I had an epiphany. Okay, it wasn’t anything new or original, but it is life-changing. My son left for school this morning angry. When I wouldn’t allow him to take a set of paint brushes to school (in obedience … Continue reading

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We’re Raising Kids, Not {Fill in the Blanks}

Several weeks ago, my husband and I were getting things ready for a little road trip we were taking to pick up our girls from grandma’s house. We wanted to bring a movie for them to watch in the car, … Continue reading

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Lazy Parenting

I believe in lazy parenting. Lazy parenting can be a good thing I’m not talking about the “sit-in-the-couch-watching-TV-and-being-neglectful” parent, but I believe in not doing much for my kids that they can do for themselves. My dad and his brothers … Continue reading

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