Author Archive | Cyndra

College: A new parenting phase

College :: A New Parenting Phase

As moms, we all know how hard and rewarding parenting can be during any phase. The fact that our children don’t come with manuals or a “how to” list doesn’t keep us from diving right in and figuring this parenting gig out. During every phase of parenting; newborn, toddler, school age, pre-teen and so on, […]

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The worry of parenting older kids

The Worry of Parenting Older Kids

I remember the days, very vividly, when my four kids were all little. I was so busy with diaper changes, temper tantrums, cutting up food and picking up toys that I would wish for them to be older. I would wish that they could tie their own shoes, flush the toilet and clean up after themselves.  […]

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What Has Happened to Prom

What Has Happened to Prom?

It was 1992 and I was getting ready for prom. I borrowed a dress from a friend and was going with my high school boyfriend. We went to dinner, the dance and then we had a slumber party at a friend’s house. In the morning, her parents made breakfast for all 20 of us and […]

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Where Did My Little Girl Go?

Where Did My Little Girl Go?

The other day, I was driving my 14 year old daughter somewhere and it hit me…where did my little girl go? She was sitting next to me in the passenger seat looking at her phone while singing lyrics to the song that was playing. I began to think back to when she was a baby. The […]

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Get Organized in the New Year :: 7 Tips to De-Clutter

Every year around this time, my husband and I partake in a wonderful tradition which we lovingly call “Get Rid of Our Crap!” This isn’t just “Let’s go through the kids clothes and donate what doesn’t fit.” This is a full-on, military-style operation. We go through clothes, medicine, furniture, tools, cars, closets, store rooms, drawers and just […]

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