As my daughter prepares for her first year of middle school, I am having all sorts of feelings. There are moments when I am excited but anxious the next.
I want my daughter to enjoy and be successful in middle school. I have an opportunity to actively and positively guide and influence her experience.
Parenting older kids has a way of making parents feel as if they are alone. Research shows that parents of…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 8, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
It seemed that as soon as my son entered elementary school, I was constantly being asked about my views on allowances for children. For some reason, kindergarten seems to be the time when allowance decisions get made and parents must decide what to do in their families. Other moms…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 7, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments
HEY SUNBUTTER! He Likes It!
It would be awfully selfish of me if I didn’t share this tidbit of information with Mom Bloggers Club. As much as I would like to be the keeper of this secret, I just can’t. It’s totally worth sharing, and you can thank me later. Unless of course, it was…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on August 3, 2017 at 3:09am — No Comments
Have you seen the back to school supplies at all the local retailers? When I first see the school supplies going up, I usually do not feel ready for back to school; yet as I look at the calendar and each day passes I know it will be here before I know it, so it is easier if I just embrace the change and get in the back to school mode.
I hope you all have had a fun summer vacation! Here are…
Added by Jessica Briggs on July 24, 2017 at 2:20pm — No Comments
I recently told my friends that I quit on tidying up our house.I cannot do it anymore. I quit. I know they say that let our kids be little…so I am letting Ellie be. For parents who got toddlers… I know that deep in your hearts you sincerely understand and you’re slowly nodding your head because you know…you know… what made me quit – tidying up.
For more details on the reasons why visit my personal blog :…Continue
Added by Abigail on July 12, 2017 at 3:33am — No Comments
On my drive home from work the other day I turn on the radio and the topic was "who should discipline their daughter, the mother or the father?"
I automatically said both and to my surprise, the callers actually said the opposite. Most said that discipline should…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on July 5, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments
A lot of parents tell me their stories. Sometimes they are stories of a great parenting moment, but most of the time, they are self-ascribed parenting fails.
And I've wondered why so many of us are compelled to share those "bad" stories and make ourselves so vulnerable to others with our moments of…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 3, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 28, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments
There comes a moment in all parents lives when your kid loses his/her mind and talks back to you. It happens in a flash but how you deal with it shortly after will set the tone for the rest of your life and will affect…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 9:02pm — No Comments
Have you been thinking about changing some habits but just can't seem to get started or when you start you can't stick to the new routines? Are you feeling like these are just things you are going to have to live with? I have been there and I can say that with some focus and mindful choices all is not lost.
Choosing poor behavior out of habit becomes natural because once you have been doing something for so long your mind plays tricks on you that…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments
What is wrong with my kids is a question I ask myself at least 10 times a day! Anyone here with me? Don’t lie! I don’t mean it in a bad way, of course not, I love my kids to the moon and back; more then anything. That question is more generally speaking because there really is no answer when it comes to this one!
There is nothing wrong with them, they are just normal, fun-loving, and BIG personality kids that I have created BUT is it really too much to ask that they learn no…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Hurt on June 23, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments
Father’s Day is today and I hope you are able to enjoy time with the father figures in your life. If they are not near, call them; thank them for investing in your life. Mark on your calendar three months from now to invite them over for dinner or send a "thinking of you" card. I am blessed to have many father like ones in my life. I have my dad and father-in-law near us, my pastor who is a…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 18, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments
If you’re running a business, you’ll start thinking about involving your children in its performance and allowing them to participate in the decision-making process at a certain point in your kids’ lives. Many kids express interest in their parents business and desire to help out from a…Continue
Added by Helen Shep on June 13, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments
Sometimes you speak out loud things you should keep to yourself thinking perhaps your spirit will feel more at ease but what ends up happening is you feel worse than when you started. This though should never deter you from working through those bad times, it is overcoming that…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 11, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Disclaimer: I am a rookie at this.
True, this isn't my first time at the rodeo, my son will be 21 this year!
Raising a tween boy, however, does not compare to raising a tween girl.
At least not in my opinion.
Given that I am a rookie at this, I asked other moms who have done what I am currently doing.
I needed reassurance that I would survive with all my mental capacities intact. In other words, survive without anyone getting…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on June 10, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments
While raising young children, parents sometimes have a difficult time staying connected to the outside world and other adults. Parenting is hugely rewarding, but it can also be very isolating at times. Mothers, especially, seem to immerse themselves in their children's lives and well-being without much concern for their own. And stay-at-home moms in particular tend to be disconnected from the world around them. …Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on June 9, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments
My husband and I recently participated in the Ziglar 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar Family. One of the challenge topics was "Communication". They shared on the practical importance of family meal-time and the importance of making daily connection really count.
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 9, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments
"I'm definitely going to say it's a Privilege, as a Government employee I am Granted um Health Care and I see first hand that for one to have Health Care you need to have jobs so, therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunities to have Health Care as well as jobs to all the American Citizens worldwide."
I believe by now most of us are familiar with these…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on May 17, 2017 at 8:16pm — No Comments
I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not going to get rid of the problem much less solve it.
I love my Netflix,…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on May 5, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Down through the generations, children have stayed active by playing outside. But according to an online article published by …Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on May 3, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments