Do you want your child to be polite in public? Do you want them to say “please” and “thank you” when they are offered things? If so, it is important that you begin teaching your child how to have appropriate manners early on. In fact, the earlier you begin teaching your child the better off you will be in…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 7, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Even though I’m a mother myself, I’ve always knows Mother’s Day to be focused around my mother and typically include the four F’s of Mother’s Day: faith, family, food and flowers. This Mother’s Day, however, will be a little different. My mom is on vacation and living up her retirement, rightfully so, but she won’t be around for actual Mother’s Day. My brother and I…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Added by Audrey McKinley on May 2, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Yesterday when I went to pick up my son from daycare, he was playing and having a great time. The teacher was letting all of the kids in his classroom play with puzzles and my son was trying very hard to get the puzzle pieces into the right spot. It was fun to watch him play and learn a new skill. I…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 24, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments
I recently spent an afternoon with a good friend, who has a toddler. While we were talking about parenting she told me her son has started biting his baby brother. My friend said nothing she or her husband had tried is working. Her son bit another child at childcare this week for the first time
Biting is a behavior that many toddlers display at one time or another. It can be something that makes the adults feel frustrated and helpless. There is hope!
Whenever a child is…Continue
If you’ve read The Liberal Catholic: Part I, you’ll know that I’m on a search for a new religion. I began my search the same place as I do any other search: Google, of course. I did several searches pertaining to liberal religions and came…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on April 10, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments
If you’re like me, when kids came into your world you wanted everything in your home to be as clean as possible. You probably went to great lengths to disinfect everything because you wanted your child to live in the cleanest environment. And you may have even safely assumed that as long as the cleaning supplies you were using weren’t bothering you, they weren’t bothering your baby either. Sadly, that’s not true.
Here are 4 of the most toxic ingredients that are found in almost…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 9, 2013 at 7:04pm — 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
Isn’t it time you took back control of your weight management?*
It’s no secret… when you feel full, you eat less. Eating less + healthy diet and exercise = Healthy Weight Management.*
But until now.. hunger and overeating have been the enemy of even the most disciplined dieter.*
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Added by Mary Asbury on April 1, 2013 at 7:48pm — No Comments
Did you know that you could have a stranger in your home right at this moment that you are completely unaware is present? If you or anyone in your home is communicating online or through texting with someone you do not know personally, then you are opening your home to a stranger. Technology can be a wonderful tool, but it also can open our families, our children included, to new dangers.
A recent poll indicated that 90 percent of middle and high school student have…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on April 1, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments
When I first started blogging, I did a search for do’s and don’ts. It was advised not to take any religious or political stands. However, I’m not a single parent expert or anything—I just blog about my life as a single parent. And I feel that some topics certainly affect me as a parent so sorry blogging advisers. I also want to make clear that I respect all…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on March 29, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Added by Janeane Davis on March 22, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Have you been told by the doctor that you have high cholesterol? Does it concern you? I have and yes it does concern me. The build-up of plaque in the arteries, called Atherosclerosis, can be very serious. With an unhealthy diet, cholesterol collects in the artery walls and can cause deadly heart attacks. I for one, would love to be around to see my grandkids, if my son ever has any that is (he is a little shy, but that’s a whole other blog…lol). In my research, I have learned that certain…Continue
Added by Mary Asbury on March 19, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments
It’s no secret that obesity is a problem in the United States. And in spite of the fact that a hunger problem exists as well, our population as a whole eats more and moves less than the citizens of other countries. Sadly, it’s no longer just affecting adults, but children as well. Even though medicine has made huge strides and people, on average, are living longer, it has been said that today’s generation of children and teenagers may not live as long as their parents will. So,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
If you read my post last Monday, which you can access here, you know that cooking was never my favorite household chore. It always ranked right up there with ironing and scrubbing the toilet bowl. But the family has to eat, am I right?
Actually, it wasn’t the cooking part that I had an aversion to, nor was it wondering what to make. I have tons of great cookbooks and recipes that have been handed down over the years so culinary ideas are not the issue. It wasn’t even the cleanup…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
My daughter, Hana, often comes up with ideas to enlarge our little family, though I always teach her that Every Family is Different. The most common idea is for Mommy and Daddy to get back together. If you’ve kept up…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on March 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
New book from Scholastic!
From the New York Times bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, an exciting tale of self-discovery!
Added by Sheila English on March 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
How do we achieve happiness as a family, especially when you consider varying personalities, interests and communication styles? Not to mention different genders and ages, two-adult homes and one-adult homes? I recently read an article based on a book by Bruce Feiler on this very topic. He introduces some interesting facts and concepts I think worthy of sharing. In our incredibly fast paced lives, full of stress and worry how do we find peace at home?
I think most people have heard…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on March 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Last Sunday, I went to church alone for the first time in a long time. I usually like to go with Hana, but she was at her dad's. Since it was just me, I sat myself in the back of the church. During mass, a baby was being baptized, and I was a mere 10 feet away from witnessing this special moment. First, it got me thinking about when Hana was baptized. Then I…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on February 27, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments