​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 […]

Are You Providing Your Kids With The Best Start In Life?

As a parent, you’re always going to want to make sure that you’re doing the very best for your children. However, it’s not always easy to know that you’re doing that. Of course, everyone will have their views and opinions on parenting – and that’s the great thing about being individual. However, when you find […]

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 […]

The Light At The End Of The Childhood Tunnel

When we become parents, every bleak reality comes to the fore. Perhaps it wasn’t that way once. But most mothers know the feeling of looking at every stranger with suspicion and watching the news with horror. It’s all war, murder, and sexual harassment. No matter which way you turn, there’s a new horror to get […]

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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 […]

Adapting Family Mealtimes To Include Baby

As your baby grows, you’ll find they have more and more interest in family meals. You might already be sharing a few snacks and food items as you wean. But how can you successfully wean at the family dinner table, without all the headaches? It’s not easy, but if you start making certain parts of […]

5 Travel Safety Tips Moms Must Know (Guest Post)

Are you trying to be relaxed, set and ready for the upcoming trip and also figuring out how to keep your kids safe during the time you will be away from home? Well, you are reading the right post for it! Vacations are meant to give us the most healthy and happy break time for […]

Bad Habits In Children Of All Ages: A Parental Guide

There’s no doubt that parenting is incredibly varied. You are the nurse, the peacemaker, the person who provides hugs and kisses after a bad day– and you are the guardian. Not just in the legal sense, but in the literal sense: parents are the guardian of who their children will be in the future. That’s […]

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