Parenting

March is National Nutrition Month

February 26, 2019

National Nutrition Month is right around the corner, and as a parent, you of course want your kids to grow up healthy and strong. However, it can be very difficult to keep your kids eating healthy. You always start off with the intention of it being a long term decision, but let’s be real, that […]

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Cell Phone Monitoring: Tips on Ensuring Your Teenager is Safe and has the Freedom They Need

September 7, 2016

These days, who isn’t on their cell phones 24/7? It’s evident that teenagers spend the majority of their time outside of school on their phones. But are they safe? Cell phone monitoring rules in families vary greatly, and it can be a difficult thing to balance. Here are tips on ensuring your teenager is safe […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude: How To Practice Gratitude With Your Family

July 20, 2016

Practicing gratitude is extremely rewarding. All my life, my mom always told me that gratitude opens up many doors and is one of the secrets to living a happy life. There is always something to be grateful about and it’s important to take the time to say “Thank You.” That being said, it’s very easy […]

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When You Should Get Your Child a Cell Phone

July 6, 2016

What age is too young when talking cell phone?  For as long as cell phones have been around, this seems to be an ongoing debate amongst parents.  So, in my opinion, when you should get your child a cell phone is a personal decision that needs to be made on an individual basis.  Having a […]

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Payback Time – Fun April Fool Pranks to Play on Your Kids

March 30, 2016

  Kids will be kids.  Isn’t that what they say?  My kids are always trying to pull some prank on me.  They know I’m a good sports, but after a while, enough is enough.  This year, I decided to switch the tables around.  It was my turn to prank the pranksters. I started first thing […]

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Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

March 16, 2016

There are many pros and cons of siblings sharing a room.  Just like with any decision involving your children, you should get their opinions, sort of feel them out.  This is a decision that will affect the entire household so take serious time to take everything into consideration. Pros Sharing a room with a sibling […]

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Bucket List – 10 things to do before you grow up

January 6, 2016

Age is just a number, as the old saying goes. I’m older than eighteen, but I never feel that way in my head. And, if my body is cooperating, sometimes I even feel like a kid! We all have things we wish we’d have done before… before marriage, before kids and playdates, before business trips […]

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Say Please and Thank You – Creative Ways to Teach Your Kids Manners

November 11, 2015

Teaching your kids to say “Please” and “Thank You” is not just teaching them manners but is also a way to teach them respect and how to get along better with others.  It is important to start teaching them manners from the very start.  Teaching them to say “Please” is showing them the best way to […]

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Tips For Raising A Big Family On A Budget

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Whether economic times are good or bad, it certainly can be stressful and tough to provide for one’s family, especially one that is quite large.  When money is a concern, there are ways to stretch that dollar to get the most out of it that you can: PURCHASE ITEMS IN BULK – Frequent retailers—“warehouse” places […]

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How to keep track of your kids without being the overbearing mom

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Let’s face it – these days, kids are just as busy as their parents. Playdates, recitals, sports practice, tutor sessions… it’s no wonder so many of us struggle to get them up for school in the morning! It can be hard to keep everyone’s schedules straight, but we have some tips on how to keep […]

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