It’s a small word that requires great conviction. It’s a short word with a lifelong lasting impact. It’s a negative that achieves much positive. It’s the power of NO.
In today’s permissive society, it’s YES that’s the ruling force of the day. Parenting books and articles are replete with philosophies, expounding on the importance of understanding your child and showing him endless love. This is crucial, of course. Yet, when parents take these philosophies too far, the result can be a…Continue
Added by Sharon Green on November 28, 2012 at 5:20am — No Comments
The most precious gift you've ever received is… your child. Along with this priceless gift, you've also received your most all-encompassing task of raising your child.
Of course, establishing proper discipline is easier said than done. In fact, the most common question asked by parents is “HOW DO I GET MY KIDS TO LISTEN?!” However, there is no “one quick-fix solution,” because so many puzzle pieces must fall into place in order for a home’s harmony to resonate. Presuming that the…Continue
Added by Sharon Green on November 26, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments
It's soccer season for many of our kids and this takes a lot of family commitment. Every weekend belongs partially to soccer and for some families there are weekday practices as well. During my many hours on the field, I've been noticing and appreciating the fathers who volunteer their time and effort by coaching the kids.…Continue
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We generally struggle to find activities that will occupy the kids during church services on Sunday. I lug a large tote bag filled with different items each week and pray that we can keep them entertained enough for me to actually listen during the meeting.…Continue
Added by Marcie Bunker on April 24, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments
On Friday, I handed two cellophane bags to my kids and we took a walk. They each began collecting small items from nature. Jellybean was way less selective than Buddy. She also listened better to the instruction: "Don't dump your bag until I get a picture!" …
Added by Marcie Bunker on April 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I'm new to this blog and I'm so happy it exists!
I'm a mother of twins (boy/girl) and a daughter - all under the age of two! I'm so happy with them.
I'm also a working mom.
I started this website www.childrensmuseumworld.com where moms can rate children's museum activities. i also started a digital children's book series around the same theme - children and museums - dedicated to…Continue
Added by Childrens MuseumWorld on April 11, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments
Jamie greets every morning with a smile, out of bed when the alarm sounds. With coffee in hand she takes the dog out for a walk, enjoying the birds chattering in the trees above. The sun is shining and Jamie is ready to tackle her ‘To Do’ list, prepared the night before. Then, reality strikes.
Picture the morning routine of Jamie with an elementary and middle school student, both boys, and throw in Attention Deficit…Continue
Added by Kimberly Miller on March 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I am constantly amazed at how fast time is flying by. Especially now that I have children. It is incredibly hard for me because my oldest son will be registering for kindergarten soon...Where has the time gone? It was not too long ago that I was up all night with him just about every night for two years and working at a job outside of the home. How I wished for some rest...Then it happened, the night his new baby brother came home from the hospital (which happened to be my oldest…Continue
Added by lcboys1 on February 23, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
As a mom with donor conceived children I have been doing what I can to put the word out there that I am open to finding half-siblings for my children. I post on my blog and elsewhere the Sperm Donors ID that we used and up until recently I had found one half-sibling on the DSR and another mom contacted me through my blog that she also had a child using Sperm donor BGM 9581 from …Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on February 8, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments
This letter has been 3 years in the making and many times written and erased. It brings me to tears when I think of all I want to say to you and all I would ask if I meet you. It also puts the realization into the fore front that my children, these three beautiful creatures are not just part of me, but part of an unknown! Everyday I look at them and watch them grow I can clearly see me in them, but the other parts, the ones that are so obviously not me, I can only assume…Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on February 7, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments
More often then not I get asked “Did you need help to get pregnant?” “Did you have to use IVF?” “Do twins run in your family?” because I have twins. My initial reaction is to respond “Non-of your F@*#ing business”, but a smarter part of me tells my brain to answer politely even although it really is no ones business how I became pregnant, they are only asking out of shear curiosity and not meaning me any harm or hurt feelings. But I also always wonder if they would really want to hear the…Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on January 29, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments
Drinking age is 21, voting age is 18, Facebook age is 13. Is this FB age "limit" arbitrary? I am a mom of three and a child and adult psychotherapist. I write about a variety of parenting issues. Please visit my latest "Parenting Matters" blog post. Check it out. Is 13 an arbitrary age to join Facebook?
Added by Ruth Migler on November 6, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments
Letting go seemed as though it has been a major theme in my life this year. I had to let go of my daughter. She went away to college. I had to let go of my middle son. He went away to college. And I had to let go of my eldest son who transitioned from completing college to entering the workforce. Many people ask me, “How does it feel to know that all of your children are ‘grown’ and ‘gone’. I usually respond, “It feels different!”
Learning to let go can be difficult. For me, I thought…Continue
Added by Tunya Griffin on October 13, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments
Remember turning around in the store and suddenly your child wasn’t there? Usually you find them within moments, but that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach reminds you that not every parent will be so lucky. Every year thousands of children become victims of crime – whether it’s through kidnappings, violent attacks, or sexual abuse, according to the FBI’s Crimes…Continue
Added by Linda Criddle on August 20, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
Even if my sense of fashion has turned to t-shirts jeans and flipflops everyday,
I try to keep my daughter dressed stylishly. (At least when we are in public!)
Here is a review of my favorite baby/kids shoe company: Click below to read more.
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