Unlike a new nine to five job, there’s no training period for parenting. Most employers know you’ll have a learning curve. They anticipate you’ll make a mistake or two and they (usually) put you with a more experienced co-worker to help you learn the ropes. But motherhood doesn’t give you a month to learn the […]
Experience is the best teacher. Helping your kids learn about money at an early age will set them up for a lifetime of good money management. These 5 things will help your kids learn about money and how important it is to mange it well.
At first, speaking loudly to our son got his attention and stopped unwanted behavior. Then, we had to get louder….and louder. Finally, yelling seemed to be the only thing that worked. I hate yelling. I don’t want to be “that mom.” I don’t want to have a home of strive and yelling. My girlfriend, struggling […]
Peaceful parenting sounded like a dream. More than anything I want peace in our home. After all, the home is the most important place on Earth and a home that isn’t peaceful isn’t one that can be a safe haven. While peaceful parenting alluded me like a mouse from a hawk…wait, is the analogy of […]
Newsflash, leaving your child with a sitter for a date night is not a bad thing. When our son was born I had a bit of baby blues. Not full on postpartum depression but I distinctly remember feeling like the walls were closing in on me at home. This introverted homebody was in desperate need […]
Editor’s note: Admittedly, I have little contact with anyone who I know is on the Autism Spectrum. This isn’t by choice it’s just part of our lives. I know many people do. And when I asked on Facebook about stressors during the holiday season this topic came up. Parents with Autistic children face a different set […]
The holidays overwhelm many of us with the lengthy to-do list for preparation, whether that’s cleaning or shopping… or both. “So little time,” as the saying goes. Now add being a new mom to the mix. What’s a gal to do? Surviving the holidays with an infant in tow can actually happen. It can be […]
Building good habits at a young age is one of the most important things we can do with our children. They need this foundation of healthy social, emotional and personal habits that they will build upon as they grow. Godly character and strong faith are also foundational principles for a thriving life. As we navigate […]