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    WHEN IT’S OKAY TO IGNORE

    “Mom, Ryan’s baseball friend told me that I’m small and that I can’t play baseball,” our three-year old Joaquin said. Over the years, even my older kids have come up to me at one time or another to report that a classmate or a friend told them they were not good enough. It’s inevitable that our kids will hear put-downs from others about their looks, their potential, their achievements and just about any trivial thing that concerns them. As parents, we can react in different ways. We can go and confront that boy who put down our child and warn him to stop bullying our son “or else…” Or we…

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    DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DOUGIE?

    All moms would agree with me that motherhood is a serious business. But there are days when mothers should just set aside their tough and resolute front and be crazy for the sake of fun! If you ask my kids, I think they will tell you that they have the weirdest mom ever, but hey, if weird means fun, then I’m okay with that. I don’t want to be boring. I want my kids to have lots of fun memories with me. That’s what made me decide to learn how to dougie¬†with them. Now, if you clicked on the link, you’re probably wondering if I got the dougie. Well, that’s…