I Saw, I Fell!

Do you believe in love at first sight? I did as an emotional teenager.  I watched old Hollywood musicals on TV, read Wuthering Heights with...

Father’s Day DIY Gifts

Father's Day is just around the corner and with that comes the need to try to create some cute homemade gifts for Dad. Whether...

Different Ways to Teaching Siblings to Get Along

Teaching siblings to get along can take some time, but with a few tips and tricks you can achieve this goal! Sibling rivalry is...

Things I wish I had Taught my Daughter

As I get further into the life of raising a teenager, there is a lot of things that come to mind. For instance, while...

Are you the Parental Type?

One thing I have learned since becoming a parent is that your mood, your actions and your way of life will determine how your...

Clever Ways to Use Kool Aid Around the Home

Who knew that little pack of Kool Aid sitting in your cupboard could be used for more than a sugary drink! Sit back, and...

Spoil Mom with Breakfast in Bed this Mother’s Day

This coming Sunday is Mother's Day and with it comes the need to have some ideas to celebrate the special Mom in your life....

5 Ways to Deal with Toddler Tantrums

If you have a child, you might have experienced your toddler throwing a tantrum once or twice. It can be absolutely humiliating when you...

From Kool-Aid Mom to Cookie Grandma…Or Not

You know those feelings you get as a parent when you are walking on egg shells, second guessing yourself about decisions, feeling guilty about...

50 Outdoor Activities to Get Your Kids Active this Summer

School will be letting out soon and with that comes summer break! Instead of letting your kids sit around inside all day, and repeat...

All about a Hyperactive Child

Many children are hyper; they just have this boat load of energy that they can’t always displace elsewhere. Some children can even be super...

10 Products to Help Kids Focus

With the stress of standardized testing and a fast paced educational environment in our schools, it is no wonder more kids are exhibiting signs...

Parenting is all About Instincts

I am on a kick this week writing about gut instincts, seriously head on over to BrandyEllen.com to read more on dreams and instincts...

Autism Awareness #LightItUpBlue for Understanding and Acceptance

I recently shared a bit about my autism story with my middle child. Diagnosed High Functioning Autistic about 3 years ago or so, it...

5 Reasons Grandparents Matter

It has been proven years and years past that one thing remain trues, the emotional connection between child and grandparent comes in second only...

Co-Parenting Tips: How to Handle Opposite Rules in Other Parent’s Home

I have been co-parenting for about 14 years. With this experience of co-parenting have come some challenges, struggles and personal growth. You see, co-parenting...

3 Ways to Prepare your Child for College Life

There are many tips for your child in high school about college. Guidance counselors work hard to prepare your child academically for college. It’s...

How to Get your Kids to Do Homework

Many parents struggle with homework time. It seems kids are being sent home with an abundant supply of homework and it’s stressful. Not only...

How we Survived Influenza B

One weekend my middle child had a temp of 100 that ran about three days combined with a cough and cold like symptoms. I...

Positive Parenting Tips for Raising Teens

During the days of raising a teen you will find that your once talkative child now has a bit of silence. Most questions are...