Are you thinking about camping with children? We survived living in a tent for months with children. It wasn't easy. It wasn't amazing. It was surely an experience! With that being said, I wanted to take a minute to share some tips for your next camping trip with children. Tenting with kids is a fun experience. You'll get to take your kids out of the home and into the … [Read more...] about Tips for Your Next Camping Trip with Children
What is the most effective time of the year to go camping? What's your favorite season? Each of the various styles of camping has its own fascinations, advantages, and downsides. For instance, you'll find that different times of the year offer different views and levels of sunshine. Which Season is Best for Camping? Summer Summer is that the preferred season for camping … [Read more...] about Which Season is Best for Camping?
As my kids get older and I start to watch their personalities grow, I find that I question some parenting decisions. I believe every parent questions whether they're doing things right or how certain situations will impact their child's adult life. After all, most parents do worry about how much of an impact their decisions will have on the long term health of their child. I … [Read more...] about Should kids see their parents cry?
As I venture towards this bittersweet stage in motherhood, where my firstborn graduates and heads off into the adult world, I'm finding solace in quotes about motherhood. I cannot believe I missed the last two summers being around my oldest child 100% of the time. Life simply took over and we ended up in a different world so to speak, but we've made the best of it. I get to … [Read more...] about 25 Quotes About Motherhood
There is a growing trend in America of parents opting for their children to leave public or private learning institutions in favor of online school or homeschooling. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, an estimated 2.3 million U.S. school-aged children were homeschooled in one way or another in 2016. With more parents opting for non-traditional … [Read more...] about How Online School Can Benefit the Mental Health of Your Children
Having kids changes a relationship. If you end up with kids who don't sleep through the night, it's even harder to keep the relationship strong. I remember raising our sons aka the double trouble team aka two in diapers, also known as the children who didn't like sleep. This team of boys kept us on our toes, and of course, made me a little crazy. After having two boys in two … [Read more...] about How to Date Your Spouse With Kids
I'm excited, nervous and well kind of questioning my sanity at this moment in my mothering life. You see, slowly but surely all three of my kids eventually became homeschool students. The teenager is actually a full-time online charter school student, so that's more of a high school curriculum that's handled online through Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. My younger two … [Read more...] about How Can I Homeschool and Work?
Having an anxious toddler is no easy feat in parenthood. Your child will feel worried for what seems like no reason at all. Your anxious toddler probably fears new situations, new foods and anything that comes into their life unexpectedly. Having an anxious toddler can be parenthood difficult because you simply want to help your toddler be less anxious but aren't sure the best … [Read more...] about Tips for Raising an Anxious Toddler
I am a little upset that back to school is starting in about a week here, but my middle child is ecstatic. He cannot wait to get back into the swing of a school routine and to catch up with all of his friends that he hasnâ€™tâ€™ seen since last school year. While back to school season is fun for some and a sad time for others, … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Get in Back to School Mode
FYI - this post contains affiliate links. I admit that I have yet to figure out how to teach a kid to tie their shoes. My ex-husband was the one I let have that job. Even today, while my sons have been taught to tie their own shoelaces, they simply have zero interest in doing it. It's frustrating to have boys who are like, "no thanks" when it comes to tieing their … [Read more...] about How to Teach your Kid to Tie Their Shoes
I think it was around November 2017 when my teenager had finally had enough. The public school was creating such issues and no matter what we tried, the situation just got worse. My past high and regular honor roll student was now at risk of failing and in some cases, actually failing courses. I was so confused as to what to do. Obviously, we had some counseling, we had some … [Read more...] about Switching my Teenager from Public School to Online Charter School
These days, people carry their smartphone everywhere with them. Many people will tell you that they cannot do without a smartphone. When they do not have their smartphone with them, they feel totally lost. Our smartphone has become a part of us and without it, we feel as if something important is missing and we are incomplete without it. Our smartphone has become a very … [Read more...] about Improve your Studies or Learn New Skills Through Online Learning Apps
How does a work at home mom who has many hats survive April vacation week? Ask me in about four days. No, seriously though, this isn't my first school break week trying to figure out how to juggle the trio while working the multiple tasks I do from home. If you're a work at home parent like me who needs to keep that work flowing even during school break, here are some ways I … [Read more...] about It’s April Vacation Here and This is How I’m Balancing
https://unsplash.com/photos/tQPgM1k6EbQ As your child goes through school, there will be times where they sit over their workbooks or homework at the dinner table or in their room looking stumped. During this, you want to give them a hand and help them as much as possible. However, you might be reluctant to help too much as you don’t want to end up doing the work for … [Read more...] about Helping Your Kids Without Doing The Work for Them
Adjusting to parenthood can be a tough task, but the challenge becomes even more difficult when you introduce a new addition to the mix. Going from one child to two brings a series of changes, and it’s important for you as a parent to adapt to having two kids as well as being there to help your first-born get used to life as a big brother or sister. If you have a child and … [Read more...] about Building Your Brood: How To Prepare For Your Second Child
Image Credit: Pexels There comes a time in each child’s life when they start to want to buy their own things themselves. This might be through the money they have earnt in a part-time job or from their pocket money. You should use this time to teach your children about money. They need to know when to spend and when to save and the importance of using money smartly. With … [Read more...] about What To Teach Your Kids About Money
Image source If you have children, saving money can seem impossible. How are you supposed to save cash when you have extra mouths to feed and extra demands to meet? Well, while it may be difficult, it can be done. Read on to discover some great tips on saving money as a family. Focus on paying off your debts – Paying off debts can be a challenge when you have children. … [Read more...] about Saving Money with Kids: Is It Possible?
As a parent, we are always working at teaching our children how to be the best versions of themselves. From being thoughtful, listening when people talk, being respectful, and of course learning responsibility. Being responsible is learning to take care of their belongings, get their homework done and on time, learning to take care of themselves and others, and much more. Below … [Read more...] about Strategies To Teach Your Child Responsibility
I am for the first time raising a teenager stage of parenthood and boy is it rough. I keep being reminded that she is only 15 and there's more to come, but seriously, how much harder can it get? I say the wrong things. I make too many things a life lesson and I can easily get my teen to shut down in 2.2 seconds. I seriously feel some days like a failure to parenthood, but I … [Read more...] about 5 Mistakes Every Parent Makes
Most kids fall into one of two categories. They either love sports, or they hate the stuff. This has been the case for time immemorial, and we can all remember which group we fit into. If you didn’t enjoy sports, physical education would become a traumatic experience. There certainly wasn't any chance of sports in your free time. Once upon a time, though, that wasn’t so much … [Read more...] about Sporting Ruses Not Even Sherlock Holmes Would See Through
Image credit Nobody ever said being a parent was easy, but why did they have to put the most difficult part right at the start of a journey? Having a baby is a baptism of fire for a parent, especially when dealing with their first. It’s a steep learning curve filled with sleepless nights and desperately trying to negotiate with a tiny person who seems to want.... Something, … [Read more...] about The Greatest Gadgets For Parents With Babies
Picture Bullying is endemic in modern society. Nowadays, kids don’t even have to meet someone face to face to be a bully or get bullied. Stats show that more than 75% of children have and still experience abuse from their peers. As a parent, it is your job to step in and make sure your son or daughter is not a victim. But, what can you do to keep them safe? Below is a … [Read more...] about Parents, Children, And Bullying
Image source There comes a time in every parent’s life where they stumble across a night of zero sleep, their brain ticking like a clock on the fritz as they wonder whether or not they did enough as a parent to set their kid up to be successful in life. This usually happens right before your kid decides to leave home. You will sit there, staring down the barrel of an … [Read more...] about Ready For Life Outside The Nest?
This blog post is sponsored content on behalf of BusyKid. All opinions or experiences expressed are that of my own. I am all about teaching kids money management skills. As a single mom for most of the firstborn child's life, I was a master at budgeting and making sure that the little money I made lasted a long time. While she may have better money management skills due to … [Read more...] about Parents … What to Give this Holiday Season #ad
Image Credit No parent wants their baby to suffer from any kind of illness if it can be helped - and it can almost always be helped. If you are a new parent and you want to make sure that you are protecting your baby as well as you can this winter, then there is plenty you will need to take on board. It can be surprisingly challenging to ensure that your baby is kept away … [Read more...] about Keep Illness Away From Your Baby This Winter
If you have a family, there are high chances you have a family pet as well. It’s part of the perfect packaged deal: kids we love and a pet to complete the circle in a cute and friendly ways. Dogs and cats can be our best friends, and having a hutch in the backyard means we have an excuse to spend a lot more time out there. That means that having a pet can teach us a lot more … [Read more...] about What A Pet Can Teach Your Kids
The bond between a parent and a child is something which a lot of people see as unbreakable. Of course, though, like any relationship, it’s not always possible to see eye to eye with your little ones. When you’re dealing with someone who has little control over their emotions already, additional factors can make a real mess. To help you out with this, this post will be going … [Read more...] about Seeing Eye To Eye With You Lil’ Girl Or Guy
Having a new baby is going to take adjustment of all kinds. There are few things that can prepare you for the new responsibility, for the sudden room you have to make in the budget and for the sleep you’re not going to be having. Sleep training is easily one of the more difficult parts of being a new parent, but you can do it with a little help from wisdom that’s been passed … [Read more...] about Sleep Strategies For Baby, The Must-Haves For Parents
Image source From the moment you find out you are going to be a mom to the day they turn one, you are going to have your face buried in baby books in an attempt to control the nerves that have you shaking like an autumn leaf. However, from our experience in motherhood, we’ve learned that there are more than few truths that baby books leave out; a few secrets that will spring … [Read more...] about Hidden Secrets No baby Book Will Tell You About Motherhood
Kids are so changeable these days it feels almost impossible to keep up. They might have liked something yesterday, but today they’ll deny ever being interested. Anything from the food that they like to the toys and games that they want to play with changes from one day to the next. It’s not important to know everything about your child’s life, it’s important to keep up to date … [Read more...] about How Do You Know What Your Child Is Thinking?
When a baby enters your life, you have to make serious lifestyle changes to accommodate for the beautiful new bundle of joy. You must not forget that although the child looks and feels like any other normal human body, they are in fact incredibly fragile. If you don’t know your own strength, you could end up hurting or possibly damaging the baby. Becoming a parent is a … [Read more...] about Being Aware Of Safety Traps When Taking Care Of The Baby
As a parent, giving your children the best start in life is the top item on the agenda. Encouraging the kids to explore their creative sides is a pivotal part of that development. This is why you must take the necessary steps to let it happen. But how? There are many different approaches, and trying out various methods until you find what works for the individual is key. … [Read more...] about Encouraging Creativity In Children
Ever heard anyone say, “just say no”? Well, it’s not as easy as it seems. Peer pressure is everywhere and affects most kids at least once in their lifetime. However, it’s difficult for many to overcome or avoid. Here’s 10 methods of avoiding peer pressure to help you on your way. Say no The simplest way to avoid pressure, is to just say no. Whenever you say no to someone … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Avoid Peer Pressure
Image Source One of the best comforts for a tiny, crying baby is a pacifier. Baby needs comfort, Mom needs sleep; it’s a no brainer that a pacifier is probably one of the best tools in the parental box of tricks. It’s your child’s first love and as with anything, breaking up is hard to do! The pacifier has provided you with hours of quiet while the baby soothes themselves into … [Read more...] about 3 Tricks For Weaning Off The Pacifier
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Photo Credit When your child starts eating independently, it is certainly one of the big milestones in their development. And it also marks a time when you are not totally responsible for their feeding, though, of course, there will be a lot of mess involved to start off with! So, whether with items of cutlery or their fingers, you will want to encourage them to eat … [Read more...] about Helping Your Kids to Eat Independently
Picture Credits It can be hard to find the time to do many things when you’re a parent, not least working out and sticking to an exercise regime. However, there have been developments over the years that have meant that children are able to get involved in the exercise that we’re doing - even if they’re not having to do it themselves. But just how do we do it, especially when … [Read more...] about 3 Ways To Exercise With Kids In Tow
Every parent has had an argument with their kids about their clothes. There are always going to be clashes because young children don’t always have practicality in mind. They’ll also want you to buy them expensive designer clothes but when they come home covered in mud after a week, it’s not sustainable. While you shouldn’t be letting them do whatever they like, giving them a … [Read more...] about Should You Let Your Kids Choose Their Own Clothes?
It is so fun when your toddler begins to say their first words. Then as they grow even bigger their gibber-gabber will turn into full words. Between the ages of 2 and 3 kids can really begin to pick up words faster, and you will hear them chattering away. We as parents have a huge impact on our child's language and speech skills! Today I am going to share tips to boost your … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Boost Toddler’s Speech
I think as parents we want our children to grow up to be the best version of themselves. Being a happy, loving, kind, determined child. I have seen over the years that every child has their own personality that begins to bloom as they grow up. Some are just happy from the get go and smile non-stop, while others might be a bit quieter or shy. Here are some tips to keep your … [Read more...] about Ways to Raise a Happier Child