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Diana Stone blogs at Diana Wrote  about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working Moms, Still Standing Magazine, She Reads Truth, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

When Mom Travels and Dad Takes Over

When Mom Travels and Dad Takes Over

This type of set up allows me to go to conferences and work events nearly guilt free. I don't know that I can ever be guilt free because - well - I'm a mom so that's just part of the package.

Growing Up: What Will Your Teen Years Be Like?

Growing Up: What Will Your Teen Years Be Like?

My daughter Bella is 4, and most days are pretty smooth here. She’s normally a pretty easy going, dirt loving, let’s snuggle up kinda kid. She has her moments (and are they ever moments) like any child her age though. Tonight was one of those moments. She skipped nap today, refusing to take one. Even MORE »

The Decision to Homeschool is a Daily One

The Decision to Homeschool is a Daily One

I'm really struggling with the decision to homeschool her - at times. I think it's mostly the information overload. So many ideas, so many good debates and reasons.

The Playground and Childhood

The Playground and Childhood

With our daughter a homeschooled only child, at times I wonder if I'm being overprotective, or protecting her in a way that nurtures the adult she'll be.

TV Free: How 4 Years Without Cable Has Changed Our Lives

TV Free: How 4 Years Without Cable Has Changed Our Lives

Beyond that, we realized many of our shows could be watched online. Netflix was just starting up, Hulu was as well - it didn't make sense to pay nearly $100 for TV service. Then we had to stop everything to watch a show or pay even more to record it for a time that worked for us.

This Kid’s in the Potty Mouth Phase – and He Loves it

This Kid’s in the Potty Mouth Phase – and He Loves it

This little guy below is asked to say all the bad words he knows, and he seems a bit hesitant to name off the first, but then rattles them off with obvious delight. Making them up as he goes (butt teeth anyone?) you can see him really get into getting it all out there.

What Does it Take to Raise Happy Kids?

What Does it Take to Raise Happy Kids?

What makes a child happy? How do we raise happy kids? We all know that money doesn't create long lasting happiness, but if that's the case, then what does?

Our Mom and Daughter Dates: Wednesday’s with Bella

Our Mom and Daughter Dates: Wednesday’s with Bella

Every Wednesday, Bella and I pile into the car to make a 30 — 45 min trek over to the west side of El Paso. This is where her play therapist’s office is, and we’ve been going there for nearly two years now. What was first a bump in our week, and a pain because MORE »

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