Teaching Your Children About the Value of Change

Change can be scary – but it doesn’t have to be. It’s important that we learn the value of change and teach our kids to embrace it so they can learn to appreciate it as they experience change throughout their lives. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Tina Levine

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! We hope this finds you well- thank you for joining us for another installment of our interview series. For this installment, we were privileged to talk with Tina Levine, the author of the MCA award-winning book, Better Than A Bully: Carrot Top’s Surprise. Better Than A Bully: Carrot Top’s Surprise is a heartwarming and motivating story about a girl who is bullied based on her appearance and “socially unacceptable” habits and how she overcomes it. Better Than A Bully: Carrot Top’s Surprise encourages kids to do what is right, even if it doesn’t exactly go with the flow. Keep read to find out more about Better Than A Bully: Carrot Top’s Surprise and it’s author, Tina Levine! Read More

The Art of Connecting in the Car: What I Learned From My Broken Radio

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I don’t love the message that my occasional ‘car time-outs’ could potentially be sending my daughter, unbeknownst to me. Letting her see and hear that my ears are available for listening and exchanging words with her speaks volumes. If there is constantly music to be talked over, or a physical barrier (like a phone) to pull down in order for us to converse, I’m not truly available. I’m tied up and somewhat closed off. That is not the mom I aspire to be. Read More

Let Go and Let Her Wear Shoes (Even When They’re Hideous)

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Those shoes broke me that day, truly. At some point, at many points in our parenting journeys, we need to let go. It happens gradually, but I am learning how to just let be a truth that I not only already know, but am thrilled about: that my daughter is her own person. In all of the instructing and guiding I am charged with as her mother, there is no actual part of me that wants to turn her into someone she’s not. Read More