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  • Encouraging Healthy Marriages in Our Children

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May 2017

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Encouraging Healthy Marriages in Our Children

It’s Wedding Season and we as parents want the best for our children and to insure that their marriages will last to prevent as much heartache as we can. Fortunately or unfortunately, there will be heartache in your children’s marriage.  I have NEVER seen a perfectly blissful marriage.  But there are things that we can ...

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valentines calendar

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Feb 2017

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3 Valentine’s Day Fixes

3 Ways to Fix Valentine’s Day By Katie Walker, LMSW   Some people love Valentine’s Day. They relish in the flowers, hearts, and romance. And they kick butt at pulling off the picture perfect evening. For the rest of us, Valentine’s Day is overwhelming and kinda dreaded. The pressure to plan the prefect evening and […]

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Dec 2016

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How Teaching with Family Frameworks is Changing Me as a Parent By Katie Walker, LMSW

How Teaching with Family Frameworks is Changing Me as a Parent Part 1 You HAVE to TALK with your kids. I’m a little fanatic about what my kids are exposed to, I watch how much sugar they have, what foods they eat, and what chemicals they are exposed to. I panicked when people let them […]

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Dec 2016

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Christmas: Spending TIME versus money by Katie Walker, LMSW

Its Christmas time!!! A time of excitement and cheer, right!?!?! Facebook and Instagram will light up with all the “Perfect” family moments, but for a lot of us it’s a super stressful time for a variety of reasons. The biggest being finances, which is one of the top issues couples fight about. Still feeling cheery […]

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Nov 2016

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The Election is Over, What Now?

What Now? Don’t know what to do now that the election is over?   Here’s an idea…for every “rant” or “rave” you have made about the election and its results, donate 1 hour towards volunteering in our community. If you complained because you think you are going to loose everything over the ...

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  • Marriage Bumps by Katie Walker MSW

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Oct 2016

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Marriage Bumps by Katie Walker MSW

You wake up and you can still taste the bitterness from the fight you had last night. You want so badly to run to them and curl up in their arms, but your PRIDE won’t let you. I mean, YOU were right, they shouldn’t have said that or done what they did. So you hold […]

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  • 31 Wonderfuls!

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May 2016

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31 Wonderfuls!

Happy Mother’s Day! How many Mother’s Days have you celebrated?   I’ve enjoyed 31 wonderful Mother’s Days.  I look back through the years and remember how challenging being a mom, single mom and then step mom really was.  I never felt I was good enough.  Each developmental stage of my children’s ...

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  • The Thief in My Marriage  by Katie Walker
  • The Thief in My Marriage  by Katie Walker

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Apr 2016

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The Thief in My Marriage by Katie Walker

Let’s get Vulnerable! Thieves.  Every marriage has them. The thing that takes our time from our spouse. Most of the time its a necessity with a miss placed priority level. God recently opened my eyes to my thief, sleep. Yes, sleep is a necessity and just having a baby its more a priority than normal. […]

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  • Oh, and by the way, Grocery Shopping is not a Date!

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Mar 2016

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Oh, and by the way, Grocery Shopping is not a Date!

Recently I was speaking to a younger friend about date nights and how he and his wife are able to keep the habit going.  We also spoke about the challenges everyone has at the 30 something stage of life because of their busy-ness.  It means we have to find someone to watch the kids, feel […]

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  • What Does Date Night Look Like for Empty-Nesters?

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Feb 2016

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What Does Date Night Look Like for Empty-Nesters?

John and I have been without children in the home for about 6 years now.  I have advocated having date nights for all ages.  One thing that makes me sad is, several years ago I started a program here in our home town called “Dating My Spouse”.  People would buy a card and on a […]

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