7 Child Safety Tips for Parents

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Once a child begins to walk on their own, there are risks he/she is likely to encounter. This article provides tips on matters of child safety and baby-proofing to help parents protect their children from falls and injuries when they’re exploring their world. Find the key strategies that every parent needs to know; and the little things that you need to do to keep your child safe from events that may lead to disability or even death. Read More

4 Financial Challenges As A Single Parent

4 Financial Challenges As A Single Parent

When your parents said “it takes a village to raise a child”, they weren’t kidding. So, how are single parents supposed to take on the challenge? Here are 4 financial challenges single parents face and tips on how to fix them! Read More

Winter Activity Inspiration for Families

Winter Activity Inspiration for Families

Does wintertime call to mind visions of cozy fires and warm snuggles, or kids bouncing off the walls? Either way, keeping your family active during those long months filled with short days can take a little extra creativity. Here are some fun ideas for things to do together this winter. Read More

How Teaching My Kids Goal-Setting Skills Saved My Sanity

How Teaching My Kids Goal-Setting Skills Saved My Sanity

This was my dilemma about five years ago. I am a boy mom. At that time my boys were eleven and seven years old respectively. Every day I felt like I was drowning. So many demands and not enough time. There had to be another way. How could I give my boys more autonomy with the confidence to start taking on age-appropriate responsibilities? My solution was to teach them goal-setting principles. The objective was making them conscious goal setters. This literally saved my sanity. Here are some tangible changes I saw with my boys. Read More

Let’s Stop Raising Mean Girls

Let’s Stop Raising Mean Girls

Remember the Lindsay Lohan movie Mean Girls, where high school students created a burn book to spread rumors about each other? While I, too, enjoyed the movie and often joke with my friends that “on Wednesdays we wear pink,” the movie exposed some very harsh realities when it comes to bullying. Sadly, the issue has only progressed since the flick came out 15 years ago with the rise of social media, and the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why provided an even clearer picture of the nationwide epidemic. Read More

Positive Parenting After Divorce

Positive Parenting After Divorce

Remaining positive during your divorce is difficult on a good day. This is especially true if you have children with your ex since there is more of an obligation to remain strong and maintain a routine. When you are a parent you do not have the luxury to have a personal meltdown or to drag your exes name through the mud.Emotions are usually high during a divorce. There are court battles, hurt feelings, and a complete change in lifestyle that can make it difficult to stay positive. Not to mention, being friendly with your ex is probably the last thing you want to do. However, for the sake of your children and their emotional and mental wellbeing, you must learn how to parent through divorce. Read More

Discipline & Behavior: Understanding Your Child

Discipline & Behavior Understanding Your Child

It can be difficult, if you’re in charge of caring for a child, to help them with their learning. It’s been a long time since you were their age, and you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be in the classroom, trying to take in all of this information. Read More

Life Changing Mom Tip!

Life Changing Mom Tip

I am pretty sure I was going to go insane hearing these questions. If you asked my kids, they probably would have told you that I WAS insane (Okay, they will probably tell you that I still am insane. But, I digress.) I needed a solution to the “take turns” chaos that ensues in my home every day all day at all times. Read More