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    Finding understanding

    Q: My in-laws pick up my kids every Friday from school. When they come home after spending the afternoon with their grandparents they always have new toys. This is frustrating to my husband and I because we’re trying to teach our kids to be grateful and it’s hard when they get new stuff each week. […]

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    The Best Gift of All

    My favorite holiday is Mother’s Day. It ranks far and above Christmas, my birthday, or even July 4th with all its sparklers and fireworks that dazzle the night sky. Maybe it’s my absolute favorite because my 3 children used to always spoil me with breakfast in bed and treated me like a queen for the […]

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    Always Powder your Nose, and other Wisdom...

    We cannot underestimate the influence of grandparents in children’s lives. As a mother, when I see my parents and my in-laws interacting with, teaching, caring for and providing love to my kids, I personally feel so supported in the huge task of raising these babies. I grew up in a home with seven children. My […]

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    A Sprinkle of Stardust

    “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” – Alex Haley Connie Lukens was living in Sheridan, WY working as a civil servant for the VA when her oldest daughter, Jen, had her first baby in Dickinson, N.D. And just like that, Connie’s […]

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    That's why the World Calls her Grandma

    As a mother, who absolutely had a blast at raising my children, I often thought about the time when I would become a Grandma. Bob and I only dated for a couple weeks before he asked me to marry him. Both of our parents kicked it in high gear and in a month we had […]

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