Stories tagged: parenting
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?
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
Let’s face it. Our lives are busy. There is always something or someone vying for our attention and focus. Work, home, school, chores, errands, play groups, sports teams, lessons, rehearsals, …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
I recently came across one of those life changing bits of wisdom on social media that stopped me in my tracks. The background was of a little boy playing baseball …
Thu., June 15, 2017
I’m almost eight months pregnant and my sex life has completely disappeared. My husband used to want to make love all the time (so did I) and we did it …
Thu., June 8, 2017
Babies born during water births are at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia that infected two infants in Arizona last year.
Thu., June 8, 2017
My husband is a smart guy, but pays zero attention to his health. I resent that the responsibility has fallen to me, but I don’t have much of a choice. …
Sun., June 4, 2017
I made an arrangement with my 6-year-old son earlier this spring that seemed to benefit both of us. I’d pay him a penny for every stick he collected from our …
Fri., June 2, 2017
Last year, a close friend of mine and I put our brains together to figure out how to get housecleaning done more regularly, and more efficiently, in our respective homes. …
Wed., May 31, 2017
Settlement allows parents to get refunds for purchases children made on Amazon apps without permission
Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. And it turns out that money …