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Arizona (again)

posted by Nora Puls

Just got back from one of my whirlwind trips to Arizona.  I drove over on Friday afternoon and drove back yesterday.  Luckily, I love to drive–I think perhaps in another life, I’d have liked to be a trucker… Anyhoo…the reason […]

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A Mother’s Prayer

posted by Nora Puls

I was looking for special songs and found this one. Watch it and listen, and then, if you feel so inclined, read my thoughts that follow: This song makes me weep for all the children who will never see the […]

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In God We Trust

posted by Nora Puls

Teach your children about God. From their earliest memories, they should be able to remember expressions of your faith.  I used to sing “Jesus Loves Me” to my babies when they were tiny.  My granddaughters all love the song “In the […]

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Keep Your Sense of Humor

posted by Nora Puls

 Keep your SENSE of HUMOR!!! You can turn painful situations around through laughter.  If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. Bill Cosby Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I’ve had my share.  But […]

Parenting – Nothing Lasts Forever

posted by Nora Puls

Nothing lasts forever. You need to remind yourself of this when you are up at 2, 3, 4, 5 a.m. with a crying newborn or a baby that has an ear infection. You also should think about it when you have “terrible […]

Be Careful What You Say…

posted by Nora Puls

Did you ever think about how the words that come out of your mouth affect people’s lives? It’s a funny thing… How often, in the course of dealing with your children do you hear yourself saying something like this: “Don’t […]

A Letter to Dads (and Thoughts for Moms)

posted by Nora Puls

Here are some excerpts from a Letter to Dads:  Stop Letting Moms Win At Parenting posted today by Matthew Tobey, editor of  the Comedy Central Insider blog.   I thought it was worth sharing… Dear new dads, The arrival of your baby […]

Caylee Anthony–Everyone’s Child

posted by Nora Puls

Two days ago,  we were stunned when the Jury in the Casey Anthony trial found her “not guilty” of killing Caylee. I heard one juror say today that saying “not guilty” is not the same as saying “innocent” and some […]

Independence…

posted by Nora Puls

This weekend is a perfect opportunity to teach your children about our country’s birth and what America stands for. More and more these things are not taught in school or really even discussed anywhere.  Just go to a baseball game […]

Surviving (and enjoying) Motherhood (Part 2)

posted by Nora Puls

5. Allow your children to resolve their own struggles as long as it is safe (physically or emotionally). When you give your child tools and encourage him to work things out on his own, you will be giving him an […]

How to Survive (and enjoy) Motherhood-Part 1

posted by Nora Puls

 (I’m on the right) (Originally published on Mother’s Day 2011)  I thought that since today is Mother’s Day, I’d let you in on a few things I’ve discovered about “mothering.”  Some of these I learned by actually practicing […]

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Arizona (again)
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