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Why Age 5, Not 2 or 3 is the Hardest Age to Parent

“Oh, the terrible twos. That’s a hard year!” “Yea, but just wait until three! Or four! Those are worse!”  When you are a first-time parent and your oldest starts to hit those super fun years of temper tantrums and exhausting behaviors, you often hear those same sentiments. The “terrible twos” have that name for aContinue Reading “Why Age 5, Not 2 or 3 is the Hardest Age to Parent”

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Parenting During Deployment: Doing What’s Right For You

Sponsored Content Courtesy of USAA Member Community By Angela Caban As a military spouse, independence is something that we are forced to learn without a choice early on in our relationship. Military life drops you into a whole new world, one where independence is never the same as it once was. As we take onContinue Reading “Parenting During Deployment: Doing What’s Right For You”

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Life Happens

  A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to take my daughter to soccer practice. It was her first full practice of the season and important that she be there to refresh her skills and interact with her teammates. Her coach sent an e-mail the week prior about practices, and he had reminded everyoneContinue Reading “Life Happens”

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It Could Have Been My Child

We need to get a bit real here. Like grab-a-cup-of-coffee-lean-in-on-the-couch-and listen-a-bit-real. I’ve lost my child. If you think for a moment, you know you’ve probably lost your child. You remember that feeling too well. Your body is tensing up and your stomach feels uneasy. You don’t have to think. You know; you don’t forget that.Continue Reading “It Could Have Been My Child”