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After I verbalized my frustrations in the previous two posts, I went to a garage sale yesterday after picking up middle daughter from kindergarten and I found a very interesting book called The Good Enough Child: How to Have an … Continue reading
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I want my wonderful readers to know that I do what I do in the hopes that our story helps someone else. I don’t always know what happens when people visit my blog, though I do get warm and wonderful … Continue reading