Stories tagged: parenting
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 6 a.m.
Hosting can get tiring. Help others by sharing the burden.
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Instead of children being in rear-facing seats until they turn 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that children stay in rear-facing seats as long as possible until …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 1 p.m.
The library is a fantastic maze of information…go get lost in it!
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 1 p.m.
Mama Bear Moxie
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 5 a.m.
The advice, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, may come as a shock to some parents. After spending years fretting over which toys to buy, which apps to download …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
My first piece of advice on this subject is that the conversation about drugs and alcohol is not a one-and-done thing. It should be an ongoing topic that is addressed …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
Here are a few tips to help preschoolers gain a bit more independence and make your job easier as a parent.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
I wanted to share my thoughts to both parents and incoming freshman who will be moving to college soon.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 7 a.m.
I started noticing that my immediate first thought was, “You can’t be serious. How does this kid know anything?” and then I stopped and realized how wrong that idea is.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
It became very clear to me as a young mother that sleep was an important part of my children’s health. Establishing a sleep schedule for my babies paid off as …
Fri., July 20, 2018, 5 p.m.
I’m being careful about what I say to my daughter when she does put on a headband or pretty dress because I want her to have self-confidence but also want …
Sat., July 14, 2018
I have realized that I need to give my two two sons more chances to gain some independence. They can’t stay under my wing forever, and I can’t protect them …
Fri., July 13, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
What kids intuitively understand is that words are powerful, and certain words make a big impact. Here are some tips for talking to kids about strong language.
Fri., July 6, 2018, 3 p.m.
The extra cost of professional photographs last the test of time
Sat., June 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
When you are a stay-at-home mama with little ones in the house it can be hard trying to plan fun things to do on a shoestring budget. I remember those …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
One challenge of co-parenting is figuring out the holidays, especially the ones like Father’s Day, when you’re supposed to celebrate the other parent.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
Good men, good fathers, know that even if that can’t silence that ugly inner voice, they can choose not to parrot it. They love their children with generosity and forgiveness, …
Sat., June 9, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Summer is upon us and it has mamas all over in a frenzy. Working moms have to make other plans for childcare or enroll their kiddos in every-summer-camp-known-to-man to keep …
Sat., May 26, 2018, 5 a.m.
When I had my firstborn, I decided I would parent much like my own parents did: loving and strict, yet fun. I remember my dad telling me when my son …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 5 p.m.
Now, am I touting that you should push your kids to do something they absolutely do not want to do? No, but I knew that he was safe and that …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Adequate hydration is essential for growing babies, toddlers and kids. As with adults, water is necessary for their body’s daily activities. Because of their smaller size, though, children are more …
Fri., May 4, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
In an effort to save a few dollars off the family budget, many families are choosing to forgo their cable companies and switch to other television options. We had friends …
Sat., April 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
When it is done right, swaddling can help calm your baby and even make it easier to get him to sleep. It is a great skill to have in your …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
I want to be an honest mom. Really, I do. But there are times when I find myself flat out lying to my children.
Sun., April 1, 2018, 2 p.m.
I am that mom that throws things away. Like a lot of things. If I deem it unnecessary, I immediately throw it away. I, of course, look over the graded …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
Mama Bear Moxie column for Monday, March 26, 2018.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Love should be actively celebrated and shown throughout the entire year and not just on a random day in the middle of February.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:53 a.m.
A judge has reunited an Oregon family despite state concerns that the parents are intellectually incapable of caring for their children.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.