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Are You Rude? 10 Questions to Help You Find Out

Are you rude? Am I rude? In my efforts to get things done quickly or to assert my rights, I suspect that sometimes I come across as an abrupt, rude individual. This is hard for me to admit, especially publicly. But I happen to notice that many of us are this way, whether we realize it or not. We all have moments where we lose our temper or push our ways, not showing our best, classy self. Our ... Read More about Are You Rude? 10 Questions to Help You Find Out

Powerful Reasons to Seek an Autism Diagnosis

Oftentimes parents who suspect their child is on the Autism Spectrum or adults who think they may be on the spectrum wonder if they should pay to seek a professional diagnosis. As parents who sought an official diagnosis for our son, Cole and I are often asked how we came to that decision. For us it was quite simple. But for every parent and individual, the decision should be their own. Here I ... Read More about Powerful Reasons to Seek an Autism Diagnosis

Affect vs Effect

You're writing an important document for work. Or maybe you're a parent writing a note to a teacher. You want to say something to the "effect of." But is it affect? Your school-age grammar lessons in the back of your mind are telling you there's a difference --affect vs. effect. But what is it? Both are tricky words which take just a little bit of practice to remember how to use correctly. ... Read More about Affect vs Effect

5 Fun, Snow Day Traditions When You Still Have School

It can be a drag to get ready for school when it's snowing outside and you're so hoping for school to be canceled--and it's not. We live in Utah and my boys pray throughout the winter for snow days, but we rarely get them. It takes A LOT of snowfall before districts here will cancel school. So we've tried to make it special and fun on those mornings when we still have to head ... Read More about 5 Fun, Snow Day Traditions When You Still Have School

30 Ways Family Traditions Tie Us Together

MrsLadyWordsmith.com is thrilled to feature a guest post about family traditions from Montserrat of Cranial Hiccups. She is a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and many of her comments here reflect her religious beliefs. Welcome! Ask my children what some of their favorite traditions are and you’ll hear things like, “Eating pancakes for lunch on our best china ... Read More about 30 Ways Family Traditions Tie Us Together