Leadership styles and parenting: Why you need more than one.

Over the last two to three months I have been studying books written by Ken Blanchard. I have been implementing what he calls Situational Leadership without knowing what it is I was doing. I am excited to put to words what I already do well and to learn on a …

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My purpose sets me free.

I have been on a journey to discover my purpose, mission, gifts and talents. I was so afraid I had wasted my life and the grief at times felt overwhelming. It became critical to me to figure it out sooner then later, because if I had wasted my life I …

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What Minnesota homeschoolers need to know when an official calls or knocks on your door.

*Disclaimer: We are not lawyers and are not intending to give a dissertation of the law nor are we giving legal advice. We do hope you will gain confidence to calmly and peacefully communicate with your school district, community and other agencies who truly have our kids best at heart. …

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The One Minute Apology

I am on a journey to honestly look at myself in the mirror. A year or two ago I was done looking at myself in the mirror or at least the wounds I had in my heart and soul. It felt like I had dug up enough crap to last …

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Understanding social media as a parent

Facebook and Myspace came out about the time I was in high school. I remember talking about it with my friends ands setting up our accounts together. It was awesome because it was a place away from our parents eyes. We could talk to one another, look up whatever information …

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When kids need to play

There is a pattern I am noticing in my kids lately. I see it the most in Madeline which makes sense, because she is three years older than the twins. She is between Love of Learning and Scholar, with occasional hours and days practicing scholar phase. I am thankful for Oliver and …

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Our favorite owlets are back in Owlegories Vol. 5 The Lion The Lamb and The Bread

Pizza night is usually reserved for Friday nights at our house, but when we heard Owlegories had come out with their new Vol. 5, The Lion The Lamb The Bread, I knew we needed to change our schedule up a little bit. We baked our traditional cheese pizza, then cut and …

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Is God still good when you still suffer

I was molested when I was eight years old by someone who should have protected me. When I was twelve/thirteen I watched my mom suffer through nightmares, daymares (yes they are a thing), flashbacks, depression and wanting to end her life. My dad was often distant, although I don’t blame …

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Customer service begins with inspiring your employees

I have worked for business owners and managers who run their business with a chip on their shoulder. Life has thrown them under the buss or so it feels to them. They have had to make their own way in the business world and they feel their employees should simply …

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