Chicken Soup For The Soul books are a great form of reading that gives inspiration, laughter, and good life lessons to those reading depending on the topic and readers. Many current parents grew up with these books, so you may recognize the name. I even used to read these books to and with my eldest child when they were growing up as a way to share time together. These … [Read more...] about Preteen and Teen Chicken Soup For The Soul
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If youâ€™re trying to figure out what to include or take out of homeschooling curriculum or struggling with recognizing whatâ€™s most important to your kidsâ€™ futures, itâ€™s okay! Itâ€™s a big learning curb and hard to adjust to. However, I can help you a little. Today … [Read more...] about The Importance of STEM And Languages in Homeschooling
Today I’m excited to announce that we’re in our first week of using Time4Learning for our main homeschool education with the boys. Our sons are in middle school, one being grade 6 and the other being grade 8. After our first year of homeschooling and trying to navigate the murky waters of how to homeschool our boys, we decided that Time4Learning would provide us with a … [Read more...] about Our First Week with Time4Learning For Homeschooling
What are the traditional options for finding someone to delegate your workload to? Typically, you look for a nerd who has excellent marks and no hobbies. Therefore, he/she definitely has plenty of time to do your homework. Some of them even make it a means of earning extra cash. Many high-school, as well as college students, always turn to their family with the question, … [Read more...] about Our Top Writers Are at Your Service to Complete Any Assignment
Our youngest son has a hard time sleeping. Last night, as an example, we had to switch out the regular white holiday lights he uses as a nightlight. On top of that, he has been taking melatonin but we feel he doesn't need it so we didn't restock it. With the little changes in his sleep schedule or habits, he was suffering from major sleep anxiety. He ultimately threw up due … [Read more...] about Ways to Stop Sleep Anxiety in Kids
Now that I have a 17, 13 and 11-year-old the whole screen time obsession doesn't really phase me. You see my kids have grown up in a home where their mother has worked from a computer since 2006. Being the offspring of an entrepreneurial mother who makes money online, creates a different home environment, in my opinion. The other side is that my younger two kiddos' Dad … [Read more...] about Managing Kids Screen Time
Parents of older kids are often wondering how in the world they can find ways to spend happy times together. It seems many families struggle to maintain a bond during the teen years. While this is completely normal, you see the teen is supposed to start pushing away to some extent and the parent is supposed to be letting go a little at this point in childhood. While your … [Read more...] about What is the Best Family Board Game
I'll admit when I first became a mother I read all of the baby books. I read parenting books. I followed motherhood "rules" to a T. I thought these books were the guiding light of when to feed solid foods, what my child could or couldn't do, what I should or shouldn't do as a mother. I believed it all. Now, some of the parenting books I read enlightened me. These books taught … [Read more...] about Time Outs and Other Consequences Do Teach Lessons
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Life skills are something we as parents need to take the time to teach our children! I have created a list of life skill that we need to teach them as they grow up and hit the appropriate ages to learn. Life skills are tools your child needs to know to be successful in life, they don't teach all of these skills at school! Some of the skills is knowing how to do laundry, … [Read more...] about Life Skills Every Child Needs to Learn
We all might fear the day our teens or tweens might not confide in us when things are going wrong in their life, or they are struggling. Some kids always talk to their parents, and have a very open relationship, while others distance themselves. I want to do my very best that my children will have confidence in my relationship with them, that they can trust that no matter … [Read more...] about Strategies to Encourage Your Child to Confide in You
When you take on having a child, your life gets put on the back burner. It is our duty as parents to raise our child the best way possible, to prepare them for the world! Parents sometimes sacrifice their own time, so you can spend it helping and teaching, and loving your little one! Below are commitments of great parents. These commitments are a choice, and you can choose to … [Read more...] about 6 Commitments of A Great Parent
Do you believe in love at first sight? I did as an emotional teenager.Â I watched old Hollywood musicals on TV, read Wuthering Heights with a tear-streamed face, and knew the words to every sappy song on the radio. Then I didnâ€™t.Â We understand a little more about love as we get older, and as we realize that songs, books and … [Read more...] about I Saw, I Fell!
As I get further into the life of raising a teenager, there is a lot of things that come to mind. For instance, while I feel I raised her pretty darn well and so far she has a great head on her shoulders and doesn’t fall prey to peer pressure, there are some things I wish I had taught her. I covered the basics like using your manners, folding laundry, washing dishes, being a … [Read more...] about Things I wish I had Taught my Daughter
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 active all day long, running around outdoors and having high activity levels yet still be hyperactive. Parents who are raising children who are hyperactive can often find themselves frustrated, exhausted and baffled as to what is going on. … [Read more...] about All about a Hyperactive Child
During the days of raising a teen you will find that your once talkative child now has a bit of silence. Most questions are answered with the shrug of a shoulder or a simple one word reply. The teen years are difficult for both the parents and the teenager. There is good news though, these trying times don’t last forever and if you adhere to a few positive parenting tricks … [Read more...] about Positive Parenting Tips for Raising Teens
Raising more than one child brings along the issue of sibling rivalry. For some reason my sons have more sibling rivalry in ways like my sis and I did growing up. One worries and tattles on the other. Itâ€™s like this never ending battle between sons and when it comes to boys, it can get downright physical between the two. One concept we have been really … [Read more...] about Help! My Kids Won’t Stop Arguing and Tattling on Each Other
Being a parent is the most emotional roller coaster ride I have ever been on. Itâ€™s like you love your children even when you should dislike them very much. You get ever so frustrated with them but still you find empathy and love for them. As a mom I have learned to develop patience at a level I never knew existed. I take my job as a mom very serious, well … [Read more...] about Monday Mom Rambles from Mama Bee
I recall having a conversation with one of my children awhile back; it was in regards to inviting the whole class to a birthday party. This concept that has become the rule at most schools, when you hand out birthday invitations you must invite the whole class has me frustrated. Here I am listening to my child who most certainly doesnâ€™t want their … [Read more...] about Issue with Invite the Whole Class to Birthday Party Rule
I cannot believe the society I live in, the things I witness other parents, mostly moms, saying about their little boys. I have witnessed time and time again moms who condone a little boy hitting back a girl. I get it, yes there are girls who can hit as hard as boys and there are topics such as self-defense. I can comprehend on some level the argument that little boys should … [Read more...] about Boys Should Never, Ever Hit Girls. Period.
I think one of the things that most of us take for granted is that tomorrow is never a guarantee. Yesterday has gone and tomorrow may come but today is always something you can count on. Living with the mentality that today should be cherished and today is all we have guaranteed to us is a positive way to live life. With all of the fears, worries and then anxiety to fuel those … [Read more...] about Today is All You’re Guaranteed
My first born child is what I call my first “experiment” in motherhood. None of us really know if we are doing this mom gig right but all of us hope to be that mom influence on our children. With that being said, each new day as the first born child gets older I am faced with new experiences, challenges and heart felt moments. Most recently my first born child, Miss Ki, had … [Read more...] about How Eyebrow Piercing Showcased Unconditional Love
A s you watched your teen walk off to high school with a cup of tea in her hand and her hair dyed and cut to her liking, it dawns on you that you helped raise this child. This now teenager is yours, she is growing up and in this brief moment your heart aches because you realize it won’t be long before she is an adult of her own, off making her own life. These days are … [Read more...] about Those Bittersweet Teen Years