If you need to drag your child to school every day, while they are wailing and refusing to go, you know that something needs to change. Your kid might not understand it at an early age, but school opens up a lot of opportunities later in life and your anxiety regarding your children’s academic performance is a natural impulse conditioned by your own experience. You know that a good academic achievement paves the way to college and consequently helps your child land the job…Continue
Added by Tracey Clayton on June 23, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
I am a big proponent of talking about sex in an age-appropriate way with your children. My son knows that he can ask me questions and he will get honest explanations. He knows the correct anatomical names for body parts, he understands how babies are born and he even understands the basics of how breast milk is made. As he gets older, we will…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 31, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
Marriage Tip | "Don't count the things you do. Do the things that count." -Zig Ziglar
Today May 30th my husband and I celebrate 14 years of marriage! We have had many times of bliss and also many times of choosing to walk in love and grace. No marriage is perfect, I encourage you to make it your aim to make your marriage the best you can by investing in…
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 30, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Hi Moms! It's been a very long time since I've written a blog. Please check out the link. I hope to hear from you and I hope that all is well.
Added by Angela Alexander on March 16, 2017 at 3:20pm — No Comments
My husband and I try to have lunch together at least once a week. He and I are fortunate enough to work only a few blocks apart, and that Tuesday lunch is a treat. It is wonderful to see him in the middle of a busy working day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 17, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments
Each year my spouse and I try to do something a little different for Valentine’s Day. Although our schedules can be hectic with work, the kids’ extracurricular activities, housework, etc.; we strive to make a date night in the midst of madness, particularly for…Continue
Added by Amy Patterson on February 6, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments
It must have been a particularly bad dream.
My son doesn't have bad dreams very often, but this one was awful enough for him to leave his bed, make his way down the stairs and traverse through the dark all the way to our bedroom. I woke at the sound of our door opening. He wasn't crying, but I did let him…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 19, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments
Anniversaries are special, celebrate your love!
Added by Theresa Laliberte on August 30, 2016 at 7:58pm — No Comments
…is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Reunited and it feeeels so gooood!
It’s back to school time here in VA. That means teachers are back in their classrooms tearing down paper and setting up bulletin boards. To be honest, the first week they are usually sitting in meetings and trying to figure out the expectations for the year, oh and reuniting with work buddies. Most of the time teachers are as excited to see one another as the…
Added by Meg Kerns on August 24, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments
Taking a toddler to a restaurant is really a crap-shoot. Sometimes he’s golden, others he wants nothing to do with it. Usually, if we can keep him entertained, we’re good. On the days he’s on point I feel like I should play the lottery. We usually choose venues that are: louder, don’t mind a mess and have chicken tenders. Yesterday, we met up with friends from work and some of their kids to surprise and celebrate one of our friend’s change from one school to another. She will be missed and…Continue
Added by Meg Kerns on August 24, 2016 at 12:29am — No Comments
Hello, dear ones! Please join me for a word study on motherhood. Even if you are not a mother, you can use what you learn in other relationships. You are an example to the children in your life, whether that is a niece/ nephew, or kids in the youth group at your church. Also, I encourage all Godly women to find…Continue
Added by Amber Dover on August 12, 2016 at 2:21am — No Comments
When I was a child, I never understood why my Mother always wanted to know where I am, where I was going, when will I return home,etc. I remember she always told me, she would take all the pain in the World if she could, so I wouldn't have to feel hurt, sickness, sadness.. I never really understood that concern of hers, that constant fear and protection, She would tell me:" Just wait till you have your own kids, you will understand it and you will be the same. it's how Mothers…Continue
Added by Chilli Regina on July 15, 2016 at 2:01am — No Comments
Peace and Love on this Sunday morning.
It has been an extremely sad week for Humanity but is it really anything new? And the fact that I can so easily think that isn't that even sadder?
Added by Mari Corona on July 12, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
how to spice up your love life.
Added by Jamie on July 5, 2016 at 10:12pm — No Comments
It has been some time, since I've last checked in. My life over the last year has been tumultuous to say the least. Trying to find employment has been ridiculously hard, and once unemployment ran out, my only option was to dig in and try to survive with my writing. I'm reaching out to you, because I so need support. As crazy as it seems, my grandmother always said, "If you don't do, you don't get," so here goes.
My newest contemporary romance, AT LAST, was accepted as a…
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 1:59pm — No Comments
My Mother set me up with a guy once when I was in high school. He worked for her, and at the time I didn't realize I was being set up. It was well-intentioned, I have no doubt, but ultimately very weird and awkward for me. So let's not talk about that.
At some point, I tend to ask my married friends how they met their partner. And then they get to tell their origin story. Most of these tales have been honed over the years of the relationship to become coherent stories. I like the…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 25, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments
My son is in love with one of my coworkers (well, as in love as a five-year-old can be). Whenever he visits my office, he gives her lots of hugs, tells her secrets and brings her chocolate from my candy drawer. She adores him and gives him lots of attention, playing her part in his little crush.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 4, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
Recently, I became aware of a deep betrayal by a person very close to me. A betrayal that spans the entire relationship with this individual and has been the root of several years of confusion, anger, tears, and anguish. In coming to terms with this, I have discovered that key members of my social group were aware of the deceit and chose to remain silent. When I confronted this circle…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:29am — No Comments