If you have children or even better teenagers, you need to check this out!
Added by Cynthia Mackintosh on April 21, 2018 at 8:41pm — No Comments
This is being written on-the-fly, from the heart. As a mom, I pictured my family to be completely different than what they actually are. Am I the only one who did that? Am I the only mother who had preconceived ideas of what her kids would be like when they grew up?
I have a daughter, late 20s and from a previous marriage, who has…Continue
Added by Kimberly Miller on April 4, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Can you recall making huge plans for summer as a child, but the only things you ended up doing is watching TV and wandering around the neighborhood? Now, as a parent, you certainly need to help your kids make the most out of their summer break by engaging them in various activities,…Continue
Added by Helen Shep on May 29, 2017 at 4:05pm — 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
If it's on thing I've learned for sure in my twenty-two years of parenting is the value of asking the right questions. 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…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on April 28, 2017 at 5:43pm — No Comments
We all lie period. For different reasons at different levels at different times and to different people. I've talked about this before. Our current President is a huge example of lies. So why should we expect that our kids would not engage in this deception as well?
Now that my daughter is older she has moments where she will say to me "oh I can…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on January 29, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments
If your family has a teenager, the tips that I want to give you a uniquely useful as to find a compromise with teenager is always not easy. What is puberty? This is the time when the body grows, the hormones are dancing, going wild emotions, anger often spills out uncontrollably. The task of parents in this period is to be patient and always willing to help. And here are some simple tips:
1. Give their freedom…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on June 21, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments
Added by MamaMadHatter on March 1, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments
Everybody is accessible ALL the time now. Most of the time, this is a wonderful thing. My car breaks down? No problem! I just call for a tow truck on my cell. Late for my dinner engagement? No worries; I’ll just shoot them a text message. However, there are those moments (and I know you know what I’m…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 27, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I try very hard to stay a positive person. Yes, I have backup plans if things go wrong and like everyone I have off-kilter days, but generally speaking, I like to think that life will go my way. And I have noticed that I am the happiest when I am hanging out with like-minded positive people: Happiness spreads happiness.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 15, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments
As mentioned before, when I have a bad day I sometimes play a little game with myself called, "When Mom was my age." For example: When my Mom was my age she had a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. She worked a physically and mentally demanding job with long hours and a long commute - often not getting home until…Continue
When my husband and I were in our 20s, we discovered an all-night skating rink. We both had fond memories of roller skating when we were younger and decided to go. The rink had a familiar feel to it: There was a disco ball in the center, 80s music blaring over the speakers, lots of first-time skaters hanging onto the wall, and the smell of leather and slightly musty air.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments
While reading my son the story of Dumbo, I had forgotten there was a passage around the clowns drinking some "funny water." And of course my son didn't understand what that meant. So that became the moment when I told my five-year-old about the effects of alcohol.
We had talked about alcohol before at the…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 11, 2015 at 5:48am — No Comments
As a young teen, I once asked my Mom if I could get an after-school job. Her reply was: "Your job is to be a good student." So I tried my best to do a good job and balance my school work with all the other chores I did around the house.…Continue
At a recent happy hour with my coworkers, we started talking about our 21st birthdays. There were the usual tales of being taken out by friends to have their first legal drink, with lots of admissions that they had had alcohol well before that milestone birthday.
When it came to me, I told the truth: I…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 18, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
I’ve discovered through talking to other mum’s that, cutting or trimming their child’s hair is a very stressful ordeal so they just don’t do it. However, this is an activity that is necessary for the health of your child’s hair especially in the following cases:
Added by Christina Sandema-Sombe on March 7, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments
One of the hardest parts of being a parent is that you have this person in your life that you are completely responsible for, but you can't actually control. Yes, you can influence, encourage, support and punish this person. But, in the end, they are a separate individual from you and going to do things their own way and you just have to take a back seat and deal with it (preferably without losing your temper).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 10, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments
Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice. I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin. I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice. Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Parents if you have a teenager in high school, you will quickly realize that it is very expensive for your child to attend all of the school sponsored events throughout the year. Most kids enjoy going to football games, homecoming dances, several other special occasion dances throughout the year, band or other club banquets, senior prom, and graduation. As you can see these expenses can quickly add up, especially, if you factor in the following costs: the cost of the attire, accessories,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 2, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments
Many parents often wonder if they should drink alcohol in front of their children. If you do drink alcohol in your home, do you wait until your children are in bed or do you consume it in front of them? I personally feel that if you are going to drink in front of your children that you should consume it…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 22, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments