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  1. liveandlearnfarm
    October 27, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    Awww… Heidi, I got an ouch on that one too! Great article with fantastic reminders! Thank you for writing this!!!

  2. Heidi
    October 27, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    This is a tough one. I know in my heart that I need work in this area, but I also know that I am making more out of it and taking it more to heart than I should. My babies love me and I do a lot for them, but they are still kids and think they should get anything and everything the instant they want it.

  3. Misty B
    October 31, 2014 @ 7:27 am

    Love this! Such practical tips. I think the hardest problem I have is putting down the phone and being present. I try, am doing better, but it is a work in progress….

  4. Heidi
    November 1, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

    Misty, I think that all we as moms can do is keeping striving for our best, and be gracious with ourselves and others when we fall short. πŸ™‚

  5. Danielle Shaber
    November 4, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    It’s so difficult to be a “Yes” Mom. Your tips will certainly help.
    I might add to have a fun day here and there. My kids react really strongly to sugar, so they don’t get any of those treats your daughter got on her special day either. But I could loosen up once a week or every other week.
    Thanks for giving me the chance to reflect πŸ™‚

  6. Heidi
    November 5, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

    Danielle, It isn’t just about sweet treats either. It is about your knee jerk reaction always being “no”. That is what I am working on. Sometimes I have no real reason to say no to them going outside to play, or say no to them bunking with each other for the night. Sometimes I need to say yes when there is no good reason to say no. πŸ™‚

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