Super Awesome Adventures at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

*We were given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help us facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience and are 100% honest and our own. I adore the Minnesota Children’s Museum mission to inspire parents, educators and anyone involved with children to value …

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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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How to begin restoring your relationship with your child.

I have shared our story of working to build back our relationship with Maddie. Our circumstances combined with our parenting had wounded her heart. We moved, had a baby and our life was anything but stable. Mark and I had a choice, we could blame it on our circumstances, attempt to …

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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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Parenting, Leadership and the One Minute Manager.

A few months ago I read Ken Blanchard’s the One Minute Manager. In my search for finding a marketing mentor, I stumbled upon this incredible man’s company. They are teaching the world’s top leaders how to develop relationships around them. Hungry for more I hopped on Minnesota’s SELCO library system. …

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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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How positive, strong social media, reflects the small town business community you live in.

We live in a small town and many of our clients will come from outside of the community. I-35 and I-90 intersect right outside of town. There are statistically more travelers on I-35 than I-90, but travelers pass by our town everyday. If there is one thing I have learned in life, …

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My kid’s attitudes are making me quit homeschooling.

Our kids have chores they are required to do everyday. It doesn’t change unless they are sick, we have a field trip or circumstances come up we can’t control. Otherwise they have been trained or are in the process of being trained to perform the task. We try to make …

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What is your business core?

We model our business core after the homeschooling method we discovered a little over five years ago. Thomas Jefferson Education is a educational method based on three phases of learning. Discovering these three phases has had a tremendous impact on our family, learning and business. There have been many times over the …

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