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We’re Both RIGHT

Just when you think you’re right, you change your mind and you’re right again.” Lately as the election and social matters have been at the forefront of minds and conversation, I heard someone make the above statement. I started laughing at the sheer truth and irony of that statement. We all have such deeply held […]

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The Day After the Election

A few quotes to inspire your day today after yesterday’s election: “When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.” ~ H. Jackson Brown “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the […]

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One More Strike and You’re Out!

One of my favorite stories is told by best selling author, speaker, and business leader, John Maxwell about his nephew in little league. When John’s nephew first started little league, his parents couldn’t make his first game so Uncle John took him. This was a team with a “major league” coach, expecting six year-olds to […]

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The $5 Bottle of Water

I was intrigued recently by an illustration a speaker shared. He told the story of a guy that had attended a Master Mind event for product launchers that he hosted. It was at a local high end hotel, the kind of hotel that charges $5 for a bottle of water. During the talk and as […]

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The Joy of Family

By Karissa Meador The other day I pulled up to my parents home with my 3 boys in the car. The boys squealed with delight to see their Gaga and Papa’s house and I was greeted by my dad and mom running up to the car to give us all hugs. My heart was full. […]

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The Enemy of Discontent

As this time of year approaches, hot cider, winter walks and time spent with family are something I look forward to. We have a great deal to be thankful for here in America. As the holiday season ramps up, we are taking time as a family to be more aware of our blessings and verbalize […]

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Time for a Heart Check!

By Karissa Meador, I listened yesterday as two women discussed kids they had to deal with in their store the day before. “Can you believe that mom? She left her kids sitting in the car for 5 minutes, then she brought them in and they were wild. I had to put them in their place. […]

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Sleep Issues with Young Children

By Karissa Meador, I’m exhausted. For the past five nights, our youngest son has continually crept into our bed at night. When I woke up with a foot on my cheek last night in one hour and him literally lying on top of me the next hour, I realized we have to get this under […]

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Right Conversation, Wrong Time

Today is the day! Research has proven that Friday is the day where the greatest conflict erupts between couples. When couples get together after the long week, many times this is where the “issues” get broached. What a way to start a weekend and family time. Karissa and I have had this experience and it […]

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Unite for Families

This Saturday, October 20th, we will gather at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue to celebrate the work that Stronger Families has carried out in 2012. It promises to be a powerful night. Our special guests will be keynote speakers, former NFL player Jon Kitna and his wife, Jeni; MC of the night, radio great Thor […]

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