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In Case You Missed It:
Friday Roundup

All of us here at Good Enough Mother Headquarters know that life gets busy. We want to make sure that you don’t miss any of the great topics we touched on, so we thought we’d give you a roundup of some of our hottest stories from this past week.

Enjoy the roundup and have a restful weekend!


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Creative Commons/Liz

Maybe you’re not looking forward to the start of school because you’re enjoying a relaxed schedule. Maybe you can’t wait for school to start because the kids are driving you a little batty. However you feel about back-to-school, it’s on its way. There’s plenty of time to get started and the first place to start is 10 From GEM: 10 Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School.




If you’ve been reading Good Enough Mother for a while, you’ve probably read a post or two by Dave Manoucheri, who chronicles all things life after his wife passed away three years ago. This week, he wrote about how he is leading his children by example and how this benefits him, too. Check out Our Story Begins: Leading By Example.




I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to Rene’s Monday Morning Motivation. Her advice and thoughts are always relevant and timely. This week, she talked about fear—how it controlled her in the past, but she’s not letting it control her future. You don’t want to miss Monday Morning Motivation: Taming The Beast That Is Fear.



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Tricia Dixon writes in such a heartfelt way about her experiences with her family. She builds a relationship with her teenagers at the times when they most want to, but those times are when she’s usually ready to call it a night. Yet, parenthood is about pressing on, especially when we don’t want to. If you have teens, you’ll definitely want to read What Matters Most: Building A Bridge To Your Teen’s Heart.




One of the hot topics of the week is a story you’ve no doubt heard by now of the husband who, for seven weeks, kept track of the times he and his wife had sex. As it turns out, they didn’t have sex often and he kept track of that as well as the excuse she gave when she turned down his overtures. Check out The GEM Debate: Sexual Dissatisfaction In A Spreadsheet: Was This Husband Wrong For This?




Blended families have unique challenges. I know that’s not exactly a news flash if you’re part of a blended family. But what happens when kids you see usually see every other weekend are suddenly spending weeks at a time with you? Chaos, that’s what. Take a look at Live, Love, Blend: Why SUMMER Can Make Or Break A Blended Family.



We’ve all learned a few things about life and, in many ways, we’re all teaching others something about life. GEM’s Life Lessons series showcases the things ordinary people have learned on their journeys. Find out what Jennifer Sparks has learned at Life Lessons: Jennifer Sparks.



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Creative Commons/James Vaughan

If your marriage were in trouble, what lengths would you go to in order to save it? Everybody would have a different response, but this wife found an unusual way to get her marriage back on track. Read Top Talker: This Woman Lives Like A 1950s Housewife To Save Her Marriage (VIDEO).