If you knew there was one thing our nation could do to improve every area of a child’s development, would you be in support of that one thing? Research shows children that have involvement from both a father and mother perform better in all developmental areas. Children need their fathers to be involved. For far too long, our country has seen fathers at best as an add-on to what mothers provide for children and in some cases fatherhood has been discounted altogether.
Added by Stacy Hladek on February 14, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Unfortunately, we hear on the news all the time about parents full-out losing their shit on the sidelines of their kids' sporting events. A bad call can somehow turn supposed "adults" into the biggest meatheads on the planet. It's both despicable and embarrassing. And I thought I'd seen some pretty horrific behavior…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance. As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television. After all, many families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
My son stayed home with me again today so that he could continue to heal and so that I could make sure that he was fever free before sending him back to daycare. He acts like he is feeling much better today and his fever finally broke last night. Thank goodness, I don’t like it when my baby doesn’t feel…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 2, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments
L's friend R had her 5th birthday today. Both girls were invited to the party. Before the party took SB out to sell her girl scout cookies. Sold 6 boxes in an hour. Not too good of a sales day for a Saturday. Last house we stopped at ended up being a girl scout leader. We were informed in polite terms that we were trespassing on another's territory. To my way of thinking if a girl hasn't gone out and sold in her territory halfway through the cookie sale then watch out. …Continue
Added by Heather Ren on January 19, 2013 at 10:24pm — No Comments
Every parent has a different way of parenting their children. There is no right or wrong way; however, many parents find that they have to tailor their parenting styles depending how their children respond to our guidance. Every child learns differently, so what may work for one family or child might not work for another. As a parent with multiple children, you may find yourself frazzled and stressed out because what is working for one child isn’t working on another. Read more…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 12:20am — No Comments
Added by Momniscient on November 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Nothing really surprises me when it comes to my kids, but I seriously don't know what possesses them to do some of the crazy, stupid things they do. And sometimes, it's really really hard to be the parent and not laugh at those crazy, stupid things. (Cause let's be honest, some of them are pretty freaking hysterical!) The latest thing that made me go hmmm? My son decided…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 5, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
I swear my husband gets his jollies by trying to embarrass the crap out of me. He's always enjoyed putting the car windows down and driving around our neighborhood with the radio blaring full blast. And believe me, I've seen many an eye roll from our fellow neighbors whenever we go thumping by. It makes me wanna slump down in the seat and pretend like I'm not really there, even…Continue
Added by Nikki Lovins-Jones on July 4, 2012 at 2:06am — No Comments
Added by Nikki Lovins-Jones on July 4, 2012 at 2:02am — No Comments
If you have a kid in any kind of organized sport, then you've most likely witnessed some pretty awful sportsmanship at one time or another. It's bad enough when it's another kid displaying the rotten behavior, but when it's an adult? Well, that's just the lowest of the low. And this past weekend I had the misfortune of observing THE most jack asinine…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 6, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 4, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments
Remember when you were growing up and you said you'd never ever do to your own children the things your parents did to you? Perhaps it was a vow you made to yourself in the midst of snot and tears as you slammed the door of your room so hard that it nearly shattered the windows? Well, my sixteen-year-old self would probably punch me in the face for doing so, but here's me admitting…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 2, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Do you ever wanna just walk away from your kids in public and act like you don't know who the hell they are? No? Surely that's not just me. Call me Mommy Dearest if you will, but when my kids have a brain fart and act like complete Neanderthals who've never heard of manners, I sometimes think it would be easier to point and stare and pretend like I'm disgusted by the horrible excuse…
Misadventures in Motherhood: The Nudist: For some reason, my four-year-old boy seems to be allergic to wearing pants. Underwear too, for that matter. I've heard of kids who spont...
Added by Misadventures in Motherhood on November 15, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
4th and Goal is my latest post. This is a story about great parenting along with pitfalls that were avoided while parenting.
Added by Clayton.Thomas on October 21, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments
I don't know about you, but sometimes, I can't help but laugh my buns off when my kids are throwing an all-out fit. They just look so incredibly ridiculous to me as they're wailing and screaming and flailing themselves about the floor. In fact, I've even videotaped one of my daughter's tantrums to show her just what an asshole looks like in action. Of course, she doesn't find it…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 29, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
Not literally of course, that wouldn't be pretty at my age. I'm referring to writing honestly and not holding things back.
In my professional life I am known as a very well-respected expert in the field of cat behavior. I have written 7 books on the subject and have worked full-time in this field for 25 years. I am IAABC certified and AABP certified and enjoyed having a career where I feel confident. That's when something happened to my common sense and reasoning and…Continue
Added by Pam Johnson-Bennett on July 21, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager? At first glance some of you may think this is a trick question! It isn’t. I ask the question for several reasons.
The first is because so many of the parents who contact me for…Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 26, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments