Stories tagged: parenting
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
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
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
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
I wanted to share my thoughts to both parents and incoming freshman who will be moving to college soon.
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 …
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
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
The extra cost of professional photographs last the test of time
Sat., June 30, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
With school sign-up time approaching, this is the time of year many parents have to ask a tricky question: Is my child ready for kindergarten? And if the answer is …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
If pajama manufacturers are not using chemicals, how are they keeping children safe from fire? Two ways: by using inherently flame-resistant polyester or tight-fitting cotton.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
With an avalanche of sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood, media and politics in recent days, parents are reaching for teachable moments.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
All parents have to make the call: When is a child ready to be home alone for the first time?