Modeling a Healthy Lifestyle to My Teenagers

The old saying “Do as I say, not as I do” doesn’t really work, especially when it comes to raising teenagers. Child development scholar Jean Piaget identified that children at age 11 begin to start to be able to understand more abstract concepts. What does that mean for parents? Well, for me, it meant I […]

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I Stopped Talking Crap About My Kids And Here’s Why

I have three beautiful children ranging in age from my 14-year-old son to my 19-year-old daughter. But there was a point where I thought I would never make it that far. I struggle with an anxiety disorder and have been dealing with it for years. By the time I married my husband, I had developed […]

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Sometimes, a Teenager Is Just Like a Big Toddler

As a mom to three teenagers, I have found that teens are not much different than toddlers with the exception of their age and size. Many of the issues your toddler faces will return with a vengeance more than a decade later when your children become teens. Both toddlers and teens need constant attention and […]

An Open Letter To My Teenage Daughter’s Boyfriend

To my daughter’s boyfriend, we may or may not have already met in person, and you’re probably wondering why is this crazy lady writing a letter about me? There are just so many things that I want to tell you about my daughter. I know that you’ve seen her million selfies, so you know that […]

A Room Fit For Your Princess

There aren’t many little girls who wouldn’t want to be a Disney princess given the chance. Who wouldn’t want to wear beautiful dresses and find their Prince Charming? In fact, the princess dream is topped only by the idea of being a pop star. In some cases, it even beats that. Chances are, your little […]

How Can You Get Your Little Ones To Take Care Of Their Health?

Getting your kids to take care of themselves can be a seriously difficult task. After all, they simply don’t have the same level of knowledge and awareness that adults have. This means that it’s often your job to help them understand how important it is to take care of their bodies. Now, this is far […]

Pass The Matchsticks! Coping With Sleepless Nights

Babies are a joy. This is the mantra you must repeat to yourself when you get up for the fifteenth time at night. Getting up because the baby needs a feed, change or because they’ve forgotten what your face looks like and need to check; all these reasons are exhausting. Utterly wonderful, but exhausting nonetheless. […]

Overcoming The Pains Of Keeping Kids Entertained

Your little bundle of joy may be one in a million, but that only makes bringing them up all the harder. It can be hard to know how to balance the serious and the fun elements of life in order to help your little one grow up into a well-rounded and happy adult without boring […]

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