Do you want to raise healthy, well-adjusted adults? The beauty of having 3 thirty-somethings is that I can see the fruits of my labor. Through reading, trial and error and my basic belief systems, I raised my children on the following 10 premises. I wasn’t a perfect parent, and now my children are all parents so they have their own philosophies. But they are all … Continue reading Top Ten Parenting Tips
Whoops I did it again!Being the parent of an adult child is harder than being a parent of young children! Yes, believe it! Adult children have the power to hurt you deeply and you have no recourse. You can’t send them to their rooms!When your kids are little, you have total control. I mean, you obviously can’t control their bowel movements, one of the few things … Continue reading Nope, being a parent never ends but the relationship changes
If you are anything like me you have dreamed of being a mother for a very long time. You thought about what it would be like to raise your children and what you will and will not tolerate. You some how in your mind created this ideal of the perfect parent. What you aspire to be. For me that was my mother. I wanted to … Continue reading Ideal Parent….What Does that Mean?
I know from time to time I have talked about the Mommy Wars and how they can affect mothers. Here is another post about how we as mothers need to support each other more. We really don’t know the other side of it. As much as we want to think we have been through it, we really don’t know. We only know what people want … Continue reading Moms Need to Support Moms
This past Monday, a holiday for me, I planned on taking my grandchildren to the Pumpkin Patch. But it was raining. So we did Halloween crafts at home instead! I have a background as a preshool teacher and had three children of my own. So I’ve done lots of crafts through the years and I love holiday crafts in particular, but all of that was … Continue reading Halloween Craft – Spider Web!
As a parent, I do not like spending money on cheap things for myself or for my family. I think that overall it is a waste of money. I would rather save and buy something that costs a little more, but is better quality. This is really true when it comes to Halloween costumes. Last year was the first year that my children kind of … Continue reading DIY Halloween Costumes
In this generation, social media is in most parent’s everyday lives. Whether it is through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest more and more parents, especially mothers are bombarded with the way that they should parent, creating picture perfect ideas of parenting. These ideas are both unnatural and unrealistic for the average mom to achieve on a daily basis. With one click of a button a … Continue reading Mothers and Social Media
We knew something needed to change when my son, 3.5 years old, was fighting with us daily to go down for a nap. Even the days that he didn’t go down for a nap, he wouldn’t really start to melt until almost bedtime. The days that he would take a nap we were fighting him to go down at night, usually resulting in him not … Continue reading Growing Out of a Nap
I am a firm believer of starting your children off early when it comes to reading. I am the type of parent where I want them to destroy books, because that means that they are going through the pages and looking at the pictures, creating their own stories. We have over 700 books in our library, another 700 on our kindles, and even more in … Continue reading Tips to Get your Child to Love to Read
I swore before I had children that I would not be one of those parents that would give their children electronics, Ipad, or playing on my phone. Then I had children and my ideas changed. It started with the phone. We used it as a last resort to help occupy my son when we needed to do something for a couple of minutes. We noticed … Continue reading I never thought…..