https://pixabay.com/en/family-children-woman-man-happy-591581/ When you travel as a family, there’s always a lot of luggage involved. There are so many supplies for you and the kids, it can feel like you have to start your packing at least a month before your departure date. As a result, the idea of bulk numbers of items probably isn’t welcome. Nevertheless, there are a few … [Read more...] about 3 Bulk Purchases Necessary For Any Family Holiday
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?
Credit All parents are likely to agree that ensuring your children are raised as well as possible is vital for their adulthood. You want your children to develop in a way which is healthy and happy, and you need to know how you can ensure that that is all the more likely. As it happens, it’s pretty straightforward to do, as long as you follow some essential rules for doing so. … [Read more...] about The 3 Pillars Of Healthy Development
Image source There is plenty that you can do to ensure that your child enjoys their trip to the dentist. Taking care of their dental health is one of the life skills that your little one will have to learn. Some kids are naturally relaxed about all medical appointments and take the whole visit in their stride. Others find the surroundings and equipment at the dental … [Read more...] about Making your Child’s First Dentist Visit Fun and Enjoyable
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
Credit Everyone is unique, but if there is one thing kids have in common it’s their desire to play. Whether it is on the internet or outside, they love to get stuck into a long, hard session. For parents, this is a godsend because keeping your kids active is one of the major parts of being a mom or dad. However, there is a problem: their safety. Unfortunately, play time isn’t … [Read more...] about Safety First: How To Protect Kids At Play Time
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
When I first became a mother, working from home really wasn’t anything I had heard of before. It was the year 2002 when I first became a mother and after a breakup, I had to figure out how to support a daughter without a job. You see, the plan was I would be a stay at home mom but that didn’t pan out. I found myself single, living in a subsidized housing unit and on state … [Read more...] about Why Choose to Work at Home?
Teaching siblings to get along can take some time, but with a few tips and tricks you can achieve this goal! Sibling rivalry is a real thing, and sometimes it is very hard for children to see eye to eye. Nothing beats growing up and your sister or brother becoming your best friend. Someone you can count on and trust fully! Below are ways to help teach your children that they … [Read more...] about Different Ways to Teaching Siblings to Get Along
Who knew that little pack of Kool Aid sitting in your cupboard could be used for more than a sugary drink! Sit back, and keep reading to find all the clever ways you can use Kool Aid around your home! From cleaning your dishwasher to testing for leaks in a toilet, you will be amazed at all the clever ways to use Kool Aid! Clever Ways to Use Kool … [Read more...] about Clever Ways to Use Kool Aid Around the Home
With the stress of standardized testing and a fast paced educational environment in our schools, it is no wonder more kids are exhibiting signs of ADHD and anxiety. There are less exercise times, such as recess being slowly taken away from the elementary children who need that mid-day break to release energy. The pressure is on for kids, parents and teachers to figure out how … [Read more...] about 10 Products to Help Kids Focus
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 this week. With that being said, I wanted to take a moment to write about parenting and how it is all about instincts. You see, we can read all of the parenting books out there; we can listen to the advice of our elders. We can go on and on trying … [Read more...] about Parenting is all About Instincts
I recently shared a bit about my autism story with my middle child. Diagnosed High Functioning Autistic about 3 years ago or so, it was a new learning experience. With that being said, finally having the diagnosis that now is pretty much Asperger's helped us to better raise our son. Now when others want to look at him odd or make faces because he isn’t as social as one would … [Read more...] about Autism Awareness #LightItUpBlue for Understanding and Acceptance
It has been proven years and years past that one thing remain trues, the emotional connection between child and grandparent comes in second only to the attachment the child has with their parents. These days it’s not uncommon to see grandparents raising grandchildren, but there’s something more to be said about why grandparents matter. Grandparents are not here to raise more … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Grandparents Matter
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 wonderful that so many high schools now have programs, counselors and resources available for your child to prepare for college. With that being said, there’s more to college life than academics. Have you thought about how you will … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Prepare your Child for College Life
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 is the increase in amount of homework stressful for the kids, it can be completely quite cumbersome for parents too. If you are struggling with how to get your kids to do homework, then read on for some tips on how to get your kids to do … [Read more...] about How to Get your Kids to Do Homework
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
I admit that I am a sensitive person, I can easily have my feelings hurt and be caught crying in the bathroom alone. While I may be a sensitive person emotionally, as a parent I have quickly learned that you must have thick skin. I went into this parenting gig knowing that there would be days my kids may not “like me” or may think I am the evil Queen of the land. When you … [Read more...] about Being a Parent isn’t for The Thin Skinned
Joint custody arrangements after a separation or divorce can become quite stressful. Each parent will have to learn how to let go of the desire to have their child all of the time. Sharing children after a divorce or separation is a matter of fact, unless there is a case of abuse to the children or ex-parent. More often than not the court wishes to have the two parents create a … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Couples
The joys of shopping with kids, it’s such a wonderful experience! The kids walk behind you in two, happy to be bored for the next couple hours as you shop for whatever it is that you need. Oh wait, this only happens in dreamland or occasionally when the kids want something … here in the real world kids aren’t so fun to shop with all of the time. Today I am going to share a few … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Shopping with Kids
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
Summer will be here before you know it! The weather will be warm and everyone will be trying to figure out what to do with those kiddos. Summer brings along the perfect weather to get out and enjoy those kids you are raising. Today I wanted to share a list of 20 Summer toys from Amazon that you can purchase now so that you are ready for the Summer season with kids. This … [Read more...] about 20 Summer Toys – Have Fun with Kids
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.