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Kelly Cleeve

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Kelly Cleeve is a passionate educator with 14 years experience. She is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, a wife and a mother of 2 beautiful boys.

A Mother’s Growing Pains

I raised my boys to be confident. From the moment they were born, I had a vision, one in which my children were able...

Advice from a Teenager

Dear Mom and Dad,I need to teach you a few things about parenting.Love, your TeenagerNot only do I research and write about teens, but...

Multi-tasking:Strength or Weakness?

I watched my children as they sat at the kitchen table, each attempting to complete their homework. Books were open, pencils sharpened and they...

Families in ALL Shapes & Sizes

My parents just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. What an incredible feat of dedication and love. Their stable marriage has been an inspiration to...

Who Do You Want to Be?

It’s that time again. Time for new backpacks, inside shoes, neon pink highlighters and blue ball point pens. It’s time to pile our sunburnt...

Lazy Crazy Last Days of Summer

It feels like yesterday when the final school bell rang and kids pushed each other, trying to get to the door and on with...

Can Praise Be Detrimental?

How can praise possibly be a bad thing? I asked myself this question as I began my research into the nature of praise. As...

Living My Best Life

My children are getting older and are evolving into exactly the type of people I hoped they would be: passionate, adventurous, kind, confident, independent...

Being Mindful

Should mindfulness be taught at schools? And for that matter, what does it mean to be mindful, anyway?Mindfulness is the acknowledgment of the present...

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