How to Help Your Child Become a Life Long Reader!

How to Help Your Child Become a Life Long Reader!

    I've always inspired my boys to become avid readers. Reading is such an important life skill that it is important to do everything that you can to help your children become the best readers they can be. Teaching a child at a young age how to read will definitely help them become a life long reader. It is important that you not only give them the skills to succeed at reading, but give them the tools that make them enjoy it as well. I started reading to both of my boys at a very early age. To this day my youngest is a strong reader. He'll...
80 Tools To Help you Succeed at Parenting

80 Tools To Help you Succeed at Parenting

As adults, we’re pretty awesome at a lot of things. We tackle big challenges in our careers, our finances, and our health. We build impressive things. We write legal documents. We manage teams and conferences and estates and classrooms. But when it comes to parenting, we often feel surprisingly unsure whether we know what we’re doing at all. We love these kids of ours with a love so fierce and strong, and yet, half the time we shake our heads and wonder if we’re getting it all wrong and why this parenting gig is so darn hard??? Raising these...
What’s Included in the Ultimate Parenting Super Bundle 2017

What’s Included in the Ultimate Parenting Super Bundle 2017

Here's what you'll get when you buy the Ultimate Parenting Super Bundle today! I wrote about all the reasons you want to get the Parenting Super Bundle…. well, here is the list of awesome items you're going to get. Activities & Crafts Crafty Critters: Crafts to Go by Amanda Dion ($9.99) Farm Life Quiet Book by Kristina Manscill ($4.99) Funny Mom Joke Pack: Make Your Kids Laugh Every Day of the Year by Jill Riley ($29.00) Hero Training! Kid’s Character Challenge by Liz Millay ($15.00) Mini Mom & Dad Dates by The Dating Divas...
The 10 Best Internet Safety Rules for Kids + Free Printable

The 10 Best Internet Safety Rules for Kids + Free Printable

The other day my youngest son was playing a popular game on the Xbox One. I overheard the conversations a few kids and my son were having and he said something that surprised me since we've talked about internet safety quite a bit. He mentioned that he was only 12 and that he was home with his mom and that he couldn't do something because he wasn't allowed to. It shocked me. So I had him turn the game off and we discussed again about telling people online that you don't know personally, any type of personal information. Parents don't have to...
Oppositional Defiant Disorder & My Son – The Painful Truth

Oppositional Defiant Disorder & My Son – The Painful Truth

The past several years have been a horrible struggle. We recently found out (probably 4 years ago) that our youngest son has O.D.D. or Oppositional Defiant Disorder or sometimes confused or partnered with C.D. or Conduct Disorder. Our son is only 11. He's been going through this for as long as I can remember.   I remember hearing stories from his birth father, that his nephew used to be very similar to how my son is acting. His nephew used to kill animals and laugh. He would take forks and stab family members just because they defied him....
5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child

5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Child

Children are at an age where they need lots of love and encouragement to grow up into healthy young adults. This is one thing I'm not afraid to admit that I struggle with. Growing up the only person who really encouraged my brother and I was my mom. My dad was raised with a firm hand and was more authoritative instead of encouraging. So I have tried to be more like my mother, but it's hard. Especially when you've stressed to your children how you expect them to act. I have a little bit more of the authoritative way of thinking than I would...
When Will the Kids Be Responsible Enough to Trust at Home Alone?

When Will the Kids Be Responsible Enough to Trust at Home Alone?

Your childcare provider just called, telling you that her children are sick. While you normally use your mother-in-law as a back-up, she’s visiting family out of town. Missing work isn’t an option unless you want to lose your job; your boss has already written you up for excessive absences, mostly for scenarios just like this one—childcare emergencies. Your kids are 11 and 13, and you work just 10 minutes up the road. What should you do? Are they ready to be left alone? First, consider that federal regulations recommend that children be at...

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