Stories tagged: kristina phelan
Fri., April 5, 2019
Maybe “normal” isn’t the right term for it but I knew that what I was feeling wasn’t right.
Fri., March 29, 2019
Geocaching is basically a secret treasure hunt all over the world.
Fri., March 8, 2019
I am tired of buying new technology that just doesn’t stand up to life. I am tired of forking out hundreds of dollars for plastic pieces that fail because companies …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
I would much rather my kids participate in something that they love rather than make them go out for the sport that I think they should do
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
I have read many parenting books over the years and have found that most of them can be quite helpful when raising kiddos.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
However, last year, I decided to make a simple, dedicated choice: read more.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
I have to say my Spokesman readers are some of the more vocal readers of my columns.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Making new friends as an adult is just awkward sometimes, but it is oh so important.
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
I find myself always looking for ways to make the holiday season more special for my kids. There are always plenty of things to do and events to attend but …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
I will never apologize for sticking up for myself.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
But, I’m putting my foot down this year. Here’s my list of reasons why I’m going turkey-less:
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
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
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
I have tried numerous chore charts for my kids. Some have partly worked and some have not worked at all.
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
Hosting can get tiring. Help others by sharing the burden.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
Here are a few tips to help preschoolers gain a bit more independence and make your job easier as a parent.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
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
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
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 …
Fri., July 6, 2018
The extra cost of professional photographs last the test of time
Fri., June 22, 2018
I heard in recent headlines that some millennials don’t sleep with top sheets on their beds. It made me laugh because we are a strict “no top sheet” family and …
Fri., June 15, 2018
Summer vacation has just started and already there’s a catalog on my counter trying to convince me to purchase a backpack. I’ve barely finished unloading a forest full of crumpled …
Fri., May 18, 2018
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 …
Fri., May 11, 2018
In smaller communities, where multiple generations live in close proximity, Mother’s Day is an entirely different event.
Sat., April 28, 2018
Taking the time for kid-free vacations is worth it to your marriage.
Mon., March 26, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie column for Monday, March 26, 2018.
Sun., March 4, 2018
Sometimes a mom has to let her kids make decisions, even if she thinks they’ll regret them in the end.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie advice
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
I have a friend who chooses a word to focus on each year. A few years ago her word was “linger” as she was raising 3 little boys with a …