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The ONE Thing That You Must Start Doing With Your Family. TODAY.

No matter how busy you are, there is one thing that absolutely must be done every single day. EATING is both a staple for fueling your body with energy, and an important time to build relationships and connect with one another over a shared meal. If you have to carve out the time anyway, there is no better time spent than with family. Don’t wait for a holiday or festivity to hold hands around the table, either. Families that eat together have strengthened bonds and are able to connect with one another during the dinner time rush. Make time, even if...

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Presence in Parenting, Despite the Distractions

We live in a fast paced world. We live in a technological world. We live in an instant gratification world. We live in a world where it is more likely that you’ll post about your dinner plans on social media long before you would broach an actual verbal conversation with the person you’re tagging in the online photo. Long story, short: The struggle is real when it comes to slowing down life and enjoying what we have right in front of us. Distractions Our brains have been electrically programmed over the last few decades to crave screens, give our thumbs...

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Day 2: Presence Over Presents

Throughout my childhood, I remember wanting…. Wanting name brand jeans, wanting the newest CD, wanting the coolest gadget. And not receiving those items. Until a holiday or birthday. There was definitely no “getting something new for the sake of getting something new.” Nor would I have considered it an option. You see, gifts at my house were reserved for special occasions. It was another reminder of just how blessed we were to celebrate Christmas and have a special exclusive day in our honor. We may not have been royalty every day of the year, but on Christmas and Birthdays, you...

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