When you’re the working parent of multiple children there will come a time when your oldest child is ready to babysit their siblings. Each state and region has a set of rules that govern what age a child can be left home alone and when they can be left home alone to babysit their siblings. Whether you abide by the rules set forth of your state or you simply feel your … [Read more...] about Should You Pay Your Teen to Babysit Siblings?
We're in that stage of parenthood. The smelly teen boy age. I have two children who are all about deodorant and not smelling horrible, but one child doesn't see the point in wearing deodorant, and doesn't wear it. His room is so smelly that I can barely handle going in there. I don't know what it is, but I hear teen boys simply are just smelly. Perhaps it's all those body … [Read more...] about Keep Teen Boy’s Room Smelling Nice
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 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?
Who doesnâ€™t love Disney? Oh yeah, some people arenâ€™t utter Disney children and still re-watch the movies over and over throughout their teen years. My bad. So, what movies do you convince your teen daughter to watch on her own or with the family? Fear not, hereâ€™s five Disney movies for them. This post contains … [Read more...] about Top 5 Disney Movies for Teen Girls
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?
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