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
(Image Link) No one likes the idea of leaving nothing behind when they die, having their memory lost to the ages, and no one to keep it alive. Of course, instead, most people want to world to remember them for their achievements, and the things they’ve done with their life. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever become world famous, though, as this sort of goal is very hard to … [Read more...] about Building A Legacy To Be Remembered
Who doesnâ€™t love a good ice cream treat? Well, I honestly donâ€™t care for ice cream personally but I have accepted that is not the norm. Everyone in this house loves ice cream, so when we can have a chance to go all out, we do! Hereâ€™s how you can host an ice cream social at home with family and even some friends … [Read more...] about How to Host an Ice Cream Social at Home
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The school holidays are great because they give us more family time. Who doesn’t want more family time? The only issue is that being stuck at home so much can lead to boredom, and as any mom knows, boredom usually leads to squabbles between the kids, which you don’t want. There is nothing worse than being trapped in a house with kids who are picking fights constantly with each … [Read more...] about Beat The School Holiday Boredom With These Creative Ideas
Image source If you have more than one kid and your home isnâ€™t exactly a castle, it might be necessary for your children to share the same bedroom for a while. If thatâ€™s the case, and you want it to be a success, there are a few things that you need to do. Here are some simple tips to ensure that your … [Read more...] about Ensure Room-Sharing Sibling Success
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
That time of year is creeping up on us. Some children have already returned to school, the craziness! We have about a month left of summer and plan to enjoy it to the fullest. With that being said, about two weeks before the start of school we do try to get back into the school routine of earlier bedtimes and no electronics in the later hours, etc. I happened upon some fun … [Read more...] about 10 Back to School Themed Projects & Free Printables
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?
Reading is so important. I have read to my kids since the day they were born. If you ask my oldest child she will tell you that Mama was reading to them when they were inside of my belly. I may be guilty of that. I am also that auntie who sends off books for gifts. I simply feel like books are the best way to teach kids about so many areas in life and in turn it helps them to … [Read more...] about 23 Thanksgiving Kids Books
Getting that positive pregnancy test, welcoming a newborn into your life, and becoming a parent for the first, second, third or whatever time is always a remarkable and amazing experience. You become entered into a bubble, a special club, that only you and other parents understand. The sleep deprivation, the overwhelming feeling of love, and the fact you no longer mind the look … [Read more...] about Time To Take Control: What Can Be Forgotten Now You Are A Parent
https://www.pexels.com/photo/nature-people-girl-grass-467680/ As a parent, you always want the best for your kids. You not only want to make sure that they’re happy and lead fulfilling lives, but you want to make sure that the turn into incredible people too. And one of the ways you can do that is to ensure that they always remain humble. It’s not always easy to achieve, but … [Read more...] about Raising Humble Kids Isn’t Hard, Here’s How
Image source There a few nights in our lives as exciting and special as a prom night. So when it comes to our kids heading off for their prom night it is no wonder that we want it to be as fun and as magical for them as possible. All the best proms come down to careful planning and strong organization. So whether you and a group of parents are pulling together to organize a … [Read more...] about How to Plan the Perfect Prom
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
We grandparents have the spoiling vs guiding thing down. We can balance jumping in with standing back and letting the parent handle things We can pull something out of our proverbial hats that will entertain for just the right amount of time with little messâ€¦but can we take the show on the road? Last week, we accepted the challenge of keeping four adults … [Read more...] about Grandparenting in a Camper
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
It’s always a difficult and emotional time when your first kid moves out of the home to gain their independence. That might be to go off to college, but chances are they won’t come back after this. Instead, they’ll start looking for their own home and their own place to live. This can mean renting a place or buying their first home, but they will definitely need your help to do … [Read more...] about Help Your Kids Move Into Their First Home
There are few things that are as challenging to your body as carrying a baby and giving birth to your child. Not only can it be a strain in pretty much every area of your life from your relationship to your finances to your emotions, it’s also extremely physically difficult. Everyone already knows about morning sickness and a constant need to pee when you’re pregnant - but what … [Read more...] about Five Pregnancy Problems You Might Not Be Aware Of – And How To Treat Them
Sometimes as parents, we can forget to take the time and respond in a positive way when are child needs us. We might react and say, "Stop crying right now!" or leave them to throw a fit and walk away. We have the choice to take the time, help develop that strong relationship and help your child through the situation they are struggling with. Do you react or respond to your … [Read more...] about Do You React Or Respond To Your Child
Having children can be extremely expensive. In fact, it’s estimated that in the United States, the cost of raising a child till they are 17 is roughly $233,610. If that number isn’t enough to make you reconsider, then perhaps the sleepless nights, diaper changing and crying will make you think twice about having kids. However, it goes without saying that the parents that stick … [Read more...] about Teaching Your Child About the Value of Money
Thе аddіtіоn оf a bаbу to a family brings joy, wоndеr, аnd dеlіght. It аlѕо brіngѕ сhаngеѕ, ѕоmе аntісіраtеd -- lіkе fоrmulа аnd diapers -- аnd ѕоmе completely unexpected. Even thе mоѕt іnfоrmеd parents mау be tаkеn аbасk at thе hugе іmрасt thеіr tіnу bundle hаѕ оn thеіr lіvеѕ. Besides the рrоfоund affесt a newborn саn hаvе on thе parents' relationship, thеу have to соре wіth … [Read more...] about How to Adjust to Hаvіng a Nеwbоrn Bаbу
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
Itâ€™s happened, youâ€™re pregnant. Congratulations! While you may not be feeling excited about this new journey in your life, thereâ€™s lots of good that comes from becoming a parent. As a mom of three, I can tell you itâ€™s the most exhausting yet rewarding job I have ever had and I feel blessed to have a … [Read more...] about Are you too Selfish to be a 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?
I think we all can agree as parents, our goal is to raise well rounded children. We want them to be kind to others, have confidence, be strong, help out others, and the list can go on and on! We just want our child to succeed at all things in life! I am going to share on tips on how to raise your child to be a good friend to others. I think this is important, because we all … [Read more...] about How to Raise Your Child to Be a Good Friend
Think of who you want to be in the future; what you want to convey to those who meet you, and how you want to see yourself as you age, or fight aging. Â What if you had the chance to reinvent yourself while still maintaining the essence of â€œyou?â€Â Well congratulations!Â When you hear you are going to become a … [Read more...] about Name Yourself!
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Kindness is one of the important qualities to foster in children. There is no obvious way in teaching your kids how to imbibe kindness. It's not as easy as teaching them the letters of the alphabets or how to make their beds. Kindness as a quality comes easily to some children. Children already have a great capacity to be compassionate, but with all the pain and wickedness … [Read more...] about How To Teach Children To Be Kind
For most pregnancy and childbirth is a joyous event, as they have planned for it, coveted the thoughts of having children and are sure that this is what they want in life and this is something they can afford at a certain stage. However, there are times when pregnancy comes unexpectedly. Despite all the measures one might be taking to prevent it, pregnancy is still possible. … [Read more...] about Dealing With Unplanned Pregnancy
If you are wondering if your child might suffer from social anxiety, then read below to see if your child fits. Social anxiety in children is a fear or phobia related to struggling interacting with others or being the center of attention. Children might become quiet, extra shy, do not voice their fears or issues they might be feeling, and even cry and ask to leave. Social … [Read more...] about Ways to Deal with Children With Social Anxiety
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!
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 you are getting your little one ready to get crafty for Dad this Father's Day or seeking out a little way for you both to make something together, this list should get you started: Father's Day DIY Gifts 1. DIY Fishing Lure 2. DIY Coffee … [Read more...] about Father’s Day DIY Gifts
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
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
One thing I have learned since becoming a parent is that your mood, your actions and your way of life will determine how your kids behave, think and respond from a young age. Being a parent is one of the most selfless jobs one will ever hold but it’s not for everyone. I think some people are in love with the idea of becoming a parent. They see it as they will do better than … [Read more...] about Are you the Parental Type?
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
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. If your partner or kids need a little nudge this year, then share these fabulous recipes with them for a little breakfast in bed for Mom on Sunday! The brand sent me over some Viki's Granola, Gaea, and Carrington Farms supplies to help facilitate … [Read more...] about Spoil Mom with Breakfast in Bed this Mother’s Day
If you have a child, you might have experienced your toddler throwing a tantrum once or twice. It can be absolutely humiliating when you are out in public, but sadly it is a part of their growth. Between the ages of 1 to 4, children are still trying to learn the concept of coping skills. So instead of assessing and working through a situation they just have a meltdown instead. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Deal with Toddler Tantrums
You know those feelings you get as a parent when you are walking on egg shells, second guessing yourself about decisions, feeling guilty about doing too little? Or is it too much? Am I doing it right? Am I at least acting like I know what I’m doing? Am I being too much me and not enough a parent, or am I being too much a parent and not enough me? Add 20 hormone-starved pounds, … [Read more...] about From Kool-Aid Mom to Cookie Grandma…Or Not