All Blog Posts Tagged 'responsibility' (21)

A Lesson In Responsibility

Growing up my mother kept a clean and tidy home. She taught all five of us kids the importance of taking care of our things and the home. As an adult I get anxious at the site of… Continue

Added by Cascia on September 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Does Motherhood Freak You Out?

A friend of mine who does not have children, recently asked me a very interesting question…and it got me thinking.

She asked, “Do you ever think, ‘I are responsible for three human beings’, and does that ever freak you…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on April 21, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

This Christmas

Have you ever come across a post on social media that changed the way you see your world? I did, just this week. I came across a post on my newsfeed that showed dirty, rough hands. It had a story attached, that always piques my interest, so I read it and it hit me hard. My husband and I do so much for our kids so they never go without,…


Added by Ronda on December 12, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments

I want to teach my child to be...

I talk a lot on this blog about things that I try to teach my son: cooking, healthy living, to be a nice person and…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 23, 2014 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

The Surrogates by Consuella Harris

A brilliantly intriguing story.

The subject of surrogacy raises various emotions and views in people, depending, I suspect, on such factors as, their sex, religious viewpoint and life…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 27, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Being a Mean Mom isn’t Easy



If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.

Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½…


Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

5 Ways To Get Your Children to Help With the Household Chores

When my daughter was born, I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my parents and I wanted to teach my own children the value of helping around the house.  Children are capable of doing simple chores and most of the time they are willing to help.  Giving your child small chores or tasks can help them learn life skills while teaching…


Added by Christy Garrett on July 8, 2013 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Grandma! Can I Get a Dog? Written and illustrated by Barry Jordan Jr.

A lovely story.

Most children love dogs, and when Boy finds himself shopping in a pet store with Grandma, he wants to have one. But will Grandma let him, and what happens in-between? You will have to…


Added by Susan Keefe on May 8, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The clothes get a whole lot cleaner when you actually push the START button on the washing machine.

** If I had a dollar for every time my house is quiet, I still wouldn't have any money in my wallet.

** Sometimes being responsible is such a pain in my irresponsible ass.

** Adult-sized bodies do NOT fit in…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Allowance for Tweens- What's Your Take?

So... we've gone back and forthon the whole giving the kids an allowance decision.  Typically they will do chores for a little while when they want something badly.  Then they fall out of the habit of doing chores and likewise we fall out of the habit of giving them extra spending cash.…


Added by Jessica McCoy on June 4, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Abusive kids

Why do some kids turn out to be really abusive, bullying their own siblings and using profane language?

I guess its bcoz they've seen their parents using profanity, they get the liberty to do so. Well if so, that's the case with our kids as well. Its been months I am trying to stop them from being so irritable and over-reactive, but their nature of throwing tantrums all the time doesn't go at all, and as a mother I question myself, where did I go wrong.

The father has the…


Added by Rakhi Brahmbhatt on November 8, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Surviving Divorce - Releasing Emotional Toxins

One of the steps in surviving divorce it to get all those emotions out, especially the toxic ones.  Here, Deepak Chopra, one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine” as described by Time magazine, gives us 7 steps to releasing emotional toxicity.

Added by Carol Ferguson on July 7, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

What Messages Are We Sending to Our Children?

Have you taken your children to the movies lately? Or for those with pre-teens and…

Added by denny hagel on June 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Children and Chores



When raising children the topic of children and chores will inevitably come up. Parents often disagree on whether or not it is a good idea to…


Added by denny hagel on May 22, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Screw You Mercury!

It seems like I'm on a roll this week. First I was…


Added by Nacia Karim Walsh on April 7, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

Teach kids About Money At An Early Age

Many would argue that the first 5-years of life are the most developmentally important years in a persons life, both physically and mentally. Of course, as adults, we continue to grow and develop and become the teachers of the younger generation. The earlier argument is based on the idea that no matter how much education and experience you gain as adults, there is something about the teachings from those first years that have been imprinted on our DNA and is difficult to alter.



Added by Kristy Canton on November 19, 2010 at 11:26pm — No Comments

How Morning Coffee Taught My Children Responsibility

If there’s one thing that makes me jump out of bed, it’s coffee. Yes, “I’m…


Added by Stacey Crew on November 9, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

Letting the Chips Fall Just Might Surprise You!

iStock_000004077514XSmall I have a story to share with you from a mom who I coached nearly 9 months ago. She sent me a message on Facebook the other day and told me her dilemma..... her son left that morning for school and ended up forgetting his soccer cleats for the big game after school. Now for some moms, this means dropping whatever you have going and running to bring your child the forgotten item in… Continue

Added by Susan Heid on October 1, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Are You Treating Your Kids Like They Are Stupid?

It has been an interesting few days at our house since I picked up the book by Dr. Kevin Leman, “Have a New Kid by Friday.” Now I really truly HATE the title – I think it is rather misleading, but in any event I agree with nearly everything in it. It goes along the same lines as the… Continue

Added by Susan Heid on September 28, 2009 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

What to do when your kids don't want to listen???

So, my oldest daughter is getting older and with that she wants to make more decisions on her own. I have to realize that she is getting older as much as I don't want to! In one way its great because we can do more and talk about more but then you realize how fast time goes and one day she will be all grown up and on her own. Time goes by to fast. It seems like it was yesterday when it was just her and I. Now, she has friends and those baby moments are just memories. I don't want to loose one… Continue

Added by Kim Watt on January 12, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

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