​Helping My Teens Learn to Have Realistic Expectations

​Helping My Teens Learn to Have Realistic Expectations

A few years ago my oldest was about to attend her first high school dance accompanied by her handsome friend. This young man was a boy my daughter had been crushing on since elementary school. This young woman of mine began preparing for one of the most magical experiences in her life and the pressure […]

How To Make A Family Emergency Plan

I have always been a cautious parent, but one thing that I haven’t done since moving into the new house is to organize our Family Emergency Plan. There are so many situations that can arise in a single moment, leaving you panicked and with no clear instructions on what to do next. It’s so essential […]

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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 […]

Ways to Preserve Your Family Memories Forever

Words are the easiest way of telling your family story, but as your memory fades, that story can become more difficult to tell. Luckily, there are other ways of telling it – through pictures, toys, videos and similar things that are less influenced by time. However, all those things won’t really help you if they […]

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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 […]

Making Your Vehicle Into A Safe Sanctuary

No parent likes the idea of taking their child into a dangerous situation. Basic human instinct forces you to avoid this sort of risk, instead opting to keep your baby as safe as possible. All of this seems to go out of the window when people get onto the road, though. Unfortunately, whether through a […]

Four Things Every Mom Should Do Instead of Cleaning

Making mental notes of all the chores to be completed can quickly become part of an everyday morning schedule. It was something I would go over in my head during breakfast each and every day. Are you the mom who runs around frantically during nap time trying to put everything back in its place? You […]

How To Stay Calm As A New Parent

When you are expecting your first child, everyone is keen to tell you just how things will be once your little bundle of joy arrives. Being a new parent is wonderful, scary, rewarding and stressful all at the same time. Parenthood marks the transition from your typical structured day to day life over which you […]

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