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Happier Homeschooling

February 27, 2014 by Jill Prouty  
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Like many moms who work outside of the home, last winter I found myself at wit’s end. My then-3rd grader was bringing home all kinds of work he couldn’t get done at school. He was tired and frustrated every night – and he wasn’t the only one. Our whole family was miserable. We spent our evenings yelling at [...]

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This New Year, Resolve To Get More Sleep

January 11, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) There are many popular New Year’s resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change you’ll enjoy sticking to… getting more sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps about six hours and 55 minutes per [...]

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8 Tips for Surviving Holiday Travel with Your Kids

December 14, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Traffic, TSA, and Tantrums, Oh My!: Eight Tips for Surviving Holiday Travel with Your Kids If you’ve ever traveled with kids (especially over the holidays), you know it’s an adventure. More accurately, it’s a slapstick, Murphy’s-Law, Griswold-family type of adventure. There are poorly timed poops. Lost pacifiers. Traffic jams and road construction. A beyond-awkward screening [...]

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10 Last-Minute Tips for Black Friday

November 21, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Black Friday is closer than ever, with many big-name stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day. Whether you’re braving the crowds for the first time or consider yourself a Black Friday shopping veteran, consider these 10 last-minute tasks to prep you for the biggest shopping day(s) of the year. 1. Research circulars and map out [...]

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Help Your Kids Stand Up to Bullying

October 5, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Parenting

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Going back to school can be stressful for many kids, especially if they have been the victims of bullying. According to Youth Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, an organization dedicated to eliminating bullying, a student is bullied every seven minutes in our country, and an estimated 77 percent of students will experience some form of mental [...]

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19 Strategies for Replenishing Your Emotional Energy

September 14, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Take Care

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You’re a modern woman…which means you’re barely surviving. You work yourself to the bone for ever-diminishing returns, thanks to the rising cost of everything from gas to food to health insurance. Meanwhile, you serve as cook, maid, shrink, tutor, and handyman at home. When life’s little “emergencies” crop up—a broken water heater, a toothache, a [...]

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The Art of Saying No

August 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Dr. Travis Bradberry John Gailbraith’s housekeeper was a whiz when it came to saying no. One day in 1965 the noted economist was taking a nap when President Lyndon Johnson called his home. “He’s taking a nap and has left strict orders not to be disturbed,” his housekeeper told the President. Johnson replied, “Well, [...]

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The Busy Woman’s Guide to Wedding Planning

May 15, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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I would happily relive my wedding day but never the year leading up to it. I planned our event while juggling class, working 30 hours a week and enduring a sudden death in my husband’s family. Needless to say, I was ready to throw my hands up and scream “I’m done!” during the months leading [...]

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How to Stop Running From Your Debts

May 9, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Finances

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by Carol Holm   Debt – it’s the one little word that has the ability to send most people running for cover.  You can run but unfortunately, you can’t hide. The topic of debt is a tender subject.  If you find yourself in debt, it’s difficult to listen to people chastise you on how you [...]

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Stress Busters

February 2, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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If you feel irritable, have a hard time concentrating, have low energy or a hard time sleeping, you could be showing signs of stress. In fact, it seems that most Americans are feeling stress these days. The American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2010 Stress in America survey disclosed that stress is taking a toll on physical [...]

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Boost Your Mind to Beat the Winter Blues

January 27, 2012 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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As holiday celebrations begin to wind down after the beginning of the New Year, you may begin to notice yourself being slowly drawn into the onset of a seasonal slump. With daylight hours shrinking and chilly weather, you might find yourself feeling less active, more irritable, and wondering what happened to the energy that got [...]

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7 Tips for Hassle-free Holiday Returns

January 21, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Returning gifts is such a drag, many of us simply toss unwanted presents into a closet with the hopes of re-gifting them in the future. Sadly, waiting in line for returns and exchanges is a ritual many of us still honor. A recent Consumer Reports survey revealed one-in-five Americans plan on celebrating this post-holiday tradition. [...]

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