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Family

Happy wife, happy life. Crazy teen, makes you mean? This blog works on relationships with your spouse, sig-other, kids, extended family.  

I remember that day as if it was yesterday. The pain enters my mind and my heart on a daily basis even though it happened over four years ago. My soon-to-be ex-wife and I sat down with our five children as if it was a regular evening of prayers, but we had a different agenda. I can literally still feel the words, "Your mom and I are getting divorced," leave my lips. As soon as I spoke those words my life changed forever. The tears in our eyes and the pain in their hearts at that moment, still haunt my dreams. Ugh, it is painful just to write about it. But, I know that if you are reading this there is a good change that you have experienced something very similar or you are heading down that path. My heart goes out to you and your family. The bad news is that the journey from that unforgettable day to feeling like things were getting back to "normal" was about two years for me. I struggled with the embarrassment of a failed marriage, the fear of where to live, how to make meals for the kids and do their hair. But through all of the craziness and pain, there are three things that helped my family survive divorce. Actually, thrive through it.  

FAMILY FIRST

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OolaGuru Comment: Happy families have strong family bonds. Parents, as the leaders of the family unit, have to be responsible for strengthening and protecting these bonds. Thanks to this repost from Denise Wimter at www.parentingteen.about.com, she gives us 10 tips to strengthen your family's bond.

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OolaGuru Comment: It is possible to have a happy balance when going back to work and raising your kids? Thanks to this repost from Sarah Fernandez (tlc.howstuffworks.com), she gives parents 5 tips for re-entering the workforce.

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OolaGuru Comment: Busy schedules of both parents and children make it harder to have "family dinners." But families may not be aware of the benefits that come with regularly eating together at the table. Thanks to this repost from www.solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu, they tell us the importance of family dinners.

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OolaGuru Comment: Back in your grandpa’s time, a man was just expected to "bring home the bacon" and was excused from being too hands on in the child rearing department. Today’s man is expected not only to be a provider, but also a highly involved parent. These two demands can burn out even the strongest of men. Thanks to this repost from www.artofmanliness.com, here are a few suggestions on how to be a corporate warrior and a super dad at the same time.

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