4 Great Gifts for A New Mom


Parenting

People make babies during the holidays! September is 40 weeks after Christmas and New Years and has the most birthdays of all the months. Hmmm… interesting! I became a brand new mom in the month of September many years ago. I reckon we all need to keep warm during the winter months. And the holidays […]

What Mom Needs To Know About Connecting With Her Boy


Parenting

Moms can take a few simple steps to strengthen the relationship with her son. When my oldest son was little-bitty guy, he liked to climb. He particularly liked to climb on and off my bed. The appeal was that it was tall and high off the ground. My son would get almost all the way […]

How you’re holding your kids back and why you should stop!


Parenting

Kids are capable of so much more than we think. Are you holding them back and robbing chances to build self esteem? Some of the links in this post are from affiliates. I’m letting you know because it’s the right thing to do. For a complete affiliate disclosure click here. A 2 yr old that […]

The Internet Generation. Parenting and Protecting.


Parenting

Parents who grew up with the internet know a thing or two about parenting and protecting their kiddos in the internet generation. These parents have a real advantage when it comes to understanding the digitally-invasive culture our children are growing up in. They knew it as the norm long enough in their own youth to […]

Invest in family.


Parenting

Why are sincere compliments so hard for people to give? Recently at a grocery store, the cashier was admiring my children. She gushed about their consideration of one another and their helpful spirit. She polished all her kind words off by saying, “they grow out of it!” Referring, of course, to their loving hearts and […]

A Family Meeting is Not a Hokey Thing to Do!


Parenting

Years ago, while reading a parenting book, (don’t ask which one, I’ve read too many, there’s no way I could tell you) I read an idea from the author about holding a family meeting each week. I was sold on the words alone. My family was a team and we would conduct ourselves like one. […]

What makes a happy baby?


Parenting

Within the first year of a child’s life, parents have a wide-open-window to develop some great habits for a happy baby. A window that closes over time. Truly, the first five years of a child’s life play a major role in the peace and happiness that is or is not in your home for years […]