Casey Purnhagen

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Parenting is a long journey to learning that we're neither alone or enough. The more firmly we cling to those truths the sweeter it becomes.

A Simple Season: Tidings of Comfort (Food) and Joy {Series}

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A Simple Season: Tips for Keeping the Heart of the Holidays Part Three: Tidings of Comfort (Food) and Joy Food is weaved into the fabric of the holidays. It’s the time of year for Grandma’s cinnamon...

Influencing Your Kids: Be the People You Want Them to Be

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Mom Lesson # 308: The best way to get your kids to follow your lead is to go first.  My daughter was nine months old and exploring everything. Her current conquest was the bathroom -...

A Simple Season: More Than Meets the Eye {Series}

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A Simple Season: Tips for Keeping the Heart of the Holidays Part Two: More Than Meets the Eye As I get older, the most wonderful time of the year has lost some of its wonder.  A...

A Simple Season: Gifts that Keep on Giving {Series}

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A Simple Season: Tips for Keeping the Heart of the Holidays Part One: Gifts That Keep on Giving Despite the fact that it may feel like it’s already here (because Hobby Lobby had their Christmas trees...

Stop Saying No! (And Other Crazy Ideas That Just Might Work.)

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Mom Lesson #121: Stop saying no to your kids! Ever wonder why the first word for so many babies is "no"?  I don't - I know why.  It's because it's the word they hear from...

Get Close. Get Low. Get Quiet.

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Mom Lesson #187:   Lower your voice to raise their value. If you’re like me, you catch yourself raising your voice at your kiddos.  You never set out to be a yelling mama, but somewhere between...

The Hardest Part of Parenting

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Mom Lesson #147: Discipline is the hardest part of parenting, and when done well, it reaps the greatest reward. To be clear, I’m no expert.  I have a three year old and a one year...