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In Case You Missed It: Friday Roundup


In Case You Missed It:
Friday Roundup

Happy New Year, GEMs! We’re hoping that you are all having a fantastic start to 2015! Have a look at some of the great topics we covered here this week in case your week happened to fly by quickly just like ours did.


I always love to read how Rene’s perspective changes a bit with the beginning of each new year when she updates her Life Lessons. If you didn’t have the chance to read it yet, take a look at Life Lessons: Good Enough Mother in 2015! Also – if you’d like to share your Life Lessons with our readers, please drop us an email ( and we’ll send you our template!

2015 New Year concept

As parents, we all have a few things we regret as we’re on the path to raising our children. Hopefully, we’re doing the best we can as we travel down the road of life and learning from our mistakes along the way. Julia shared her Tales From A Twin Mom: My 4, 2014 Parenting Regrets with us and number three is my very favorite and definitely resonates with me. Let us know which one hits home for you!

Goals For 2015

In this week’s 10 From GEM, Rene gave us 10 Parenting Resolutions For 2015 – I’m loving these because often times, I put resolutions for myself on hold and try to focus on everyone else in the family. These Parenting Resolutions give us a great way to focus on both! I love number one because, as we all know, there can be SO MANY battles to fight and it’s really important to choose which hill we want to die on – and not because we wonder if someone else will approve or not like Rene mentions in number six. Love number five too! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!


Rene shared Monday Morning Motivation: 6 Must-Do Habits for 2015 that she’s going to grow and develop to keep the momentum going. What will you do to ensure your success?

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Did you hear about the parents in Fayetteville, North Carolina who were watching the news when they saw their very own kid on a surveillance camera caught stealing? Take a look at The GEM Debate: Would You Do THIS To Your Own Kid? and take the poll! We want to know if you’d handle this situation the same way if it were YOUR kid!

Clouse up of moisturizer cream

Karen showed us some fantastic products to take really good care of your skin during the harsh winter temperatures. Take a look at GEMs Of Beauty – New Year, New You! 8 Luscious Skin Treatments For Winter and see for yourself!


Technology is such a huge part of all of our lives these days. If your days are filled with some sort of electronics, you won’t want to miss The Doctor Is In: OUCH! 5 Ways Technology Hurts.. And How To Get Relief.

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend, everyone!


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