8 Things You Should Never Say To Your Children

by - Leave a Comment  | September 19, 2014

While most parents would naturally avoid saying derogatory and offensive words to and around their children, there are actually a few phrases that you should learn to never say to our children, if you don’t want to suffer displeasing repercussions for you and your kids. 1. “Great job / Very good” This is probably the […]

Why You Should NOT Be Friends With Your Children

by - Leave a Comment  | August 13, 2014

I’ve always wanted to have kids while I was a little younger. My mother had me when she was in her late teens, and we’ve always been proud of being like (and often being mistaken for) sisters, so naturally I’ve always imagined having a child who not that far from my age. It was simply fun […]

Fun DIY Summer Activities To Enjoy With Your Kids

by - Leave a Comment  | July 8, 2014

Summer’s here and for every parent, it means one very exciting thing—having the opportunity to bond with your kids at home and do anything together under the sun… literally! And if you’re looking for fun, low-key activities that you can bond over without having to head out or spend too much, you’re in for a […]

Valentine’s Day with kids: Celebrating love in a family

by - Leave a Comment  | February 14, 2014

You know this thought and this moment well: When it hits you that, oh dear, Valentine’s Day is here!  Now certainly I knew it was coming up soon, two packages of paper cards with various inspirational messages (and puppies) had been purchased for the kids classmates.  I had even obtained organic “healthy” lollipops to attach […]

How much should you pay your babysitter?

by - 1 Comment  | February 3, 2014

Ten dollars an hour? Four? Twenty? How much should you really pay your babysitter? Recently, the childcare website Sittercity listed average rates for babysitters in major US cities.  They opened the article with exactly what we parents know to be true:  “It’s important to set a competitive rate to attract the most qualified applicants, but you also […]

Valentine Teacher Gift Your Child Can Make: Bath Bombs!

by - Leave a Comment  | January 28, 2014

Valentine Teacher Gift Your Child Can Make: Bath Bombs! Bath bombs are loved by everyone and who knew they were so easy to make?  Your child’s teacher will be so happy to see that she “Is the Bomb,” this Valentine’s Day.  This craft is great for everyone.  Mom’s enjoy learning how bath bombs are made […]

Create Superhero Valentines the Kids Will Adore

by - Leave a Comment  | January 28, 2014

Create Superhero Valentines the Kids Will Adore It’s fun (and potentially easier) when the kids are eager to sit down and put together their Superhero Valentines for their classmates. Superheroes are a theme boys and girls get excited about and the simple crafting part is easy for most ages to do on their own.  This […]

Same question, new year: Should children be invited to weddings?

by - Leave a Comment  | January 20, 2014

Should happy couples invite children to weddings? Should parents accept and bring kids along? One mom explores both sides of the debate. In a few weeks, my daughters and I will fly to the other side of the country to attend a wedding.  My girls will be flower girls and I will be there parenting […]

3 sanity-saving approaches to sibling rivalry

by - 1 Comment  | January 15, 2014

How to put at end to sibling rivalry. At least for a few precious moments.  First, a disclaimer–seven years and three kids into parenting and we certainly have not mastered keeping the peace among my children.  We have, however, figured out, with the help of friends, my mom, books and perfect strangers, a few approaches […]

How to support other moms during tough moments

by - Leave a Comment  | January 13, 2014

Being a parent is hard work.  I don’t need to tell you that!  For many of us it will be the most challenging “job” we ever do.  What makes it particularly difficult sometimes is the lack of acknowledgement we get for all that we do. Kids don’t always thank us for making  cupcakes for 20 […]

New year, new projects: Create a time capsule

by - Leave a Comment  | January 3, 2014

New Year’s Eve Family Activity: Create a Time Capsule There’s nothing like saying goodbye to one year and hello to another to remind you how fast time goes by.  Why not slow it down, or at least capture it better, with a fun family project you will all treasure for many New Years to come? […]

What To Do When Your Child Is The Bully?

by - Leave a Comment  | October 1, 2013

Parents never want to hear that there kid is being bullied.  Sadly, according to statistics, 71 percent of kids have reported at some time being bullied.  I have dealt with it in my family and I know many parents who have dealt with their child being bullied at school as well.  Schools around the country […]

Great Homemade Mother’s Day Gift – Vintage Silhouettes

by - Leave a Comment  | May 7, 2013

I love all things from way back.  Photographs started somewhere right? 

Moms of the Week: Jeana Bonner and Rebecca Preece

by - Leave a Comment  | February 11, 2013

You’d thinking that flying into impoverished Russia to adopt children with Down Syndrome, officials might open up a few doors. But the exact opposite is what happened for Jeana Bonner and Rebecca Preece. Bonner and Preece were in the final stages of adoption, and expected to fly into Russia for a brief stay and to […]

Babies Cuddling with Dogs (20 Photos)

by - Leave a Comment  | February 7, 2013

From what we’ve seen stumble out of the woods in the past 500 years, wolves seem far better at raising children than most humans.