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Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  I homeschooled for most of elementary school y’all! By the time I landed in middle school I had an abnormal amount of confidence coupled with a lack of…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Robert South, a 16th-century English clergyman, once said, “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he…(Read More)

If only I knew then what I know now… The notion of being able to go back in time and do some things differently is an intriguing one. Not all of us would want a do-over, but certainly all of us could have benefited from having the knowledge and life experiences we have now…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Pam Molnar As my teenage daughter’s birthday was approaching, I asked her if she wanted to have a party with some friends. “I guess,” she answered in her…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart Dads, you are her first example of how a man is supposed to treat a woman. What a healthy relationship looks and sounds like. You have been…(Read More)

“The Talk,” misleading in its singular form, is not a one and done conversation. In reality it’s a series of ongoing conversations that start with body/body safety talks when our children are small that move to what to expect when puberty rears its unpredictable head, to what parents typically think when they hear…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s April 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Brooke Wagner “What’s on your mind?” That’s the question posed to millions of Facebook users every day as they try to find creative ways to communicate the…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart featured image by Hailey Maurer Photography Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines Sportsmanship as “Conduct becoming to one participating in a sport. (Fairness, respect for one’s…(Read More)

It’s hard to believe that school starts in just a couple of weeks! Finding the perfect first-day-of-school outfit tops the list when heading out for some back-to-school shopping, and I had the pleasure of taking a few kids shopping for back to school to check out the latest fashions…(Read More)