Several years ago, I began leading the children’s ministry at the church where my hubby and I attended at the time. We were in a small church, so I usually only had a handful of students. However, no matter the size of my class, it was important to me to give them all a solid…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on February 8, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
Heaps of intermingled clean and dirty laundry in every bedroom volcanically erupted by another continental clothing drift. Unclean dishes flowing like lava out of the sink onto counters. Meal remnants littered like ash across the kitchen floor, family room, foyer, playroom, and “fill-in-the-blank”.…Continue
Added by Shelby Spear on February 4, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments
After I gave birth, I thought about a lot of things--birth control options weren't one of them. I asked myself, what will I name my daughter? Who does she look like? Will my milk come in? What else do I need to buy? But birth control methods weren't on the list. Previously, I used the NuvaRing, which wasn't very effective. OK, who am I kidding? You gotta read the fine print…Continue
Added by Heather Hopson on February 1, 2016 at 9:03pm — No Comments
My children are always asking me, Mommy, will you play a game? Mommy, can we go to the park? They love to share fun activities with their parents.
Here are 10 fun ideas to make special memories with your children every…Continue
Added by Rachel N on January 31, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
No one plans to raise a selfish child or spoiled brat. Every parent dreams of their child being selfless, generous, and appreciative. But it’s challenging to raise a grateful child in a culture that has a hard time saying no. We love our kids and want to give…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 25, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Children are very soft at heart and the way they are being treated leaves a permanent impression on their mind. Violence in childhood plays a major role in forming the type of person he/she will become. Though violence is associated with the interaction between environment and genetics and it is really impossible to alter the DNA one born with, the way these genes are being expressed can be dominated with extra care. So, saying that an individual is born that way no…Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on January 25, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments
Organizing is hard. And not just because it takes physical & mental energy, determination, and stamina. It’s also hard because there are so many layers. You can’t just go into a room and tackle it right then and there. You have to clean, discard, sort, relocate, and improve. As much as I wish I could tackle room after room in one epic sweep, it’s just not possible.
One of the January goals I set as part of my month of being an…Continue
Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments
I actually hate that question. It’s so cliché, but even more so, it never really invites real…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 21, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments
Someone asked me the other day if I wanted to have another baby. People like to ask parents that question. (I don't know why, as it is really none of their business, but they ask.) I have my standard answers:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 19, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments
Do you love to play online games but you end up being in the worst of places while you are searching for the same? If that is exactly the case, then you will have to make sure of the fact that you have logged on to the best game forum that you can ever get. In order to do that, you have to check out the rating of the specific games as well. But if you are a complete novice in this thing, then you have to make sure that you read up the whole of this article so that you do not have to face…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on January 19, 2016 at 12:29am — No Comments
I stepped over several books, a Hot Wheels car, and a toy horse to get him there, but I gently laid my snuggly little sleeping boy into his bed and settled the blanket over him. He didn’t even notice, although he did roll over and cuddle down into his pillow a bit more in his…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 14, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments
Now I am sure all you mums (and dads) all love your children dearly, who doesn’t? But can you remember what life was like before children?
You know when you when stumbled in pissed at sunrise not waking up to the sound of a rave
When your house was a safe haven to curse a hangover not a place you needed to escape from….it doesn’t matter where you just need to get out!
When you had money to….well when you money had money to spend on anything other than nappies…Continue
Added by Sian Morgan on January 13, 2016 at 4:25pm — No Comments
Moving abroad on your own is tough enough, but when you have kids involved, it becomes that much more problematic. But the problems are not insurmountable...it just…Continue
Added by Einat Mazafi on December 23, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
Today has definitely been a rough day. It’s days like this that really make me sit down and wonder if I’m doing the right things, saying the right things, and getting her the help she needs.
Our 7 year old daughter, Veronica, is currently in a Partial Hospitalization Program at a local psychiatric facility. She was hospitalized about a month ago due to a full psychotic break, which was a first for her. Prior to that we were wondering if she was on the autism spectrum, but after the…Continue
Added by Mercedes Sherman on December 21, 2015 at 12:42am — No Comments
Reading is an important activity in our life and reading books to our…Continue
Added by Lady Anne Louise Barrun on December 16, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments
Holidays aren't complete without the ones we love. If your family lives near, everyone will probably gather at a central location to celebrate. If you have family out of town, travel will more than likely be apart of your plans. Traveling with kids during the holiday season can seem pretty complicated, but it's totally doable! Use these 7 ways to survive holiday travel with the family and you'll…Continue
Added by Jazelle on December 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
Unfortunately, you cannot decide you want a divorce one day and finalize the filing on the next. The process takes time and will likely involve several meetings and considerations to resolve asset division, custody considerations, and alimony. In the state of California, it will always take at least six months after you file a divorce petition to receive a…Continue
Added by Karie Boyd on December 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments
"... and a little child shall lead the way."
One day, the kids and I were running errands when we came to a stop light where a hungry and homeless man was standing and asking for change. Normally, I'd grab some coins to give, but didn't have anything in our usual spot. I started fumbling around to find more change when he decided to move on down the line of cars. Before I could catch…Continue
Added by Jazelle on November 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
With the holidays approaching and Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to teach our children how to be thankful. When I first became a parent, I thought my child would learn with ease how to not only say “thank you” but also be thankful. Ahem…I have to say, it didn’t seem to come as easy as I thought it should. When I began to hear myself repeating “Say, thank you” or “What do we say?” after someone would give my daughter a gift or do a nice act for her, I…Continue
Added by Jennifer Folz on November 13, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments
Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude. Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…Continue
Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments