Stories tagged: parenting
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 12:03 p.m.
I tend to have high expectations on most everything in life. I have high expectations of myself, my husband and my kids. I have high expectations on how I think …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 5 p.m.
In our household we have had many conversations about the differences of our kids. We have redefined the term “smart” in our household and have decided that it isn’t just …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
I have tried numerous chore charts for my kids. Some have partly worked and some have not worked at all.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 7 a.m.
I was reminded, yet again, you can learn a lot about a person by what they purchase at a store.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
School is officially in session. And while kids are constantly learning new skills in the classroom, there are a few tried and true talents we shouldn’t let fall by the …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
Bell, who provided the voice of Princess Anna in Disney’s animated film “Frozen,” told Parents magazine that when she reads “Snow White” to her two young daughters, she poses a …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6 p.m.
All of this caffeine may be amplifying anxiety, compromising tonight’s sleep, tanking tomorrow’s school performance, inhibiting nutrient absorption, dehydrating your cells, and when mixed with alcohol, causing real trouble.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Over the years, I have done a wide variety of extra jobs that helped bring in some extra cash. There was one thing I learned from all these jobs: There …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
When you adopt many people will tell you different things. You’ll hear all about the worst adoption failures out there as well as what people think about adoption. You’ll be …
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 …