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Morals part 2: Phenomenal Parents

After returning the JRT to its home, I returned to my home and continued with my morning routine; getting the girls’ cereal, teeth brushed, dressed, putting snacks in their backpacks and making their hair look nice. I was feeling proud of myself not only for staying sane through this morning production but for completing it [...]

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Moral/Phenomenal Behaviors

I awoke feeling pretty good about myself and knew I was going to have a great day. I had awoken early (at my usual time), before the kids and, just as the sun was making its appearance for the day. I began with my daily stretching routine. With muscles awakening from a (so-called) night of [...]

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Reader's Advice: How to Raise a Phenomenal Kid

10SEPI start this blog by asking for your advice and opinion. My neighbors will not let their child be friends with the child my other neighbor. The children’s ages are 11 and 12. The neighbor on my left is Rachel, age 11, and the one on my right is Sally, age 12. Rachel’s parents claim [...]

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Television is my Savior: Phenomenal Moms

Wow. August has come and gone, the thrill of summer has vanished and I’ve been caught up in my own life to keep up with my weekly postings. Although, I must say, it is easy to blame the kids for reasons why I have not kept timely posts; none, in fact, since July. Yes, I [...]

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"Smarter than Me" - Phenomenal Kids

Am I at a point in my life which is preparing me for the future; the fact that my two-year-old claims to be smarter than me? When asking her anything, the response is always, “No” and she waves her hands and walks away from me. As if I don’t know anything, she is quick [...]

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"Funny Farm" - Phenomenaal Kids

Having kids: It’s enough to put one in the funny farm!Why is it we spend the pre-kid's era of our lives thinking of how great it would be to have a kid? And why is it that when we have our first kid, we think of how great it would be to have another? [...]

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Now that Summere Is Here: Part 2 - Phenomenal Memories

Now that summer is here, in full-swing with the temperature being warm enough that there is no need to dress in layers, which means less time planning your clothing attire for the day (for yourself and your little ones). I can finally enjoy this time with my kids without time limits. How great it feels [...]

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Phenomenal Flavor of August

Some may say that it's too hot to be monkeying around during August, but that's exactly what we're doing in the Phenomenal Fudge kitchen. August's limited edition fudge flavor is Monkey Business! Delicious layers of fresh banana fudge and creamy peanut butter fudge molded together to form the most mischievous fudge sandwich.But don't wait [...]

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"My Success" - My Phenomenal Plan

The key to my success, to keep my sanity, and to keep each day running smoothly is to keep everyone/everything (animals included) happy. I am not a mother who has figured-it-out. I am simply a mother-in-training who hopes to, one day, "figure it out", sooner rather than later. Until that moment arises (I’m not [...]

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"Now That Summer Is Here": Part 1 - Phenomenal Memories

I can remember the time so vividly; lying in our hammock on a hot summer’s day, engrossed in a book from the library, muscles rejuvenating from a two-hour run hearing nothing but the rustling of leaves as a cool, afternoon breeze brushes across my face. As I leaned back and looked to the sky [...]

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