Parenting

Instilling Kindness In Our Children

My family recently went to see a movie that reminded me of the reality many kids today face: bullying, harsh words, being excluded. Of course, I knew this sad truth…

The Longer I Parent, the Less I Know

I should have this parenting figured by now, shouldn’t I?  I majored in Early Childhood.  I was a nanny before a parent.  I have five children, plus have fostered several…

A Little Remorse … PLEASE!

I don’t know about all you mothers out there but in my house with three boys ages 3, 5, and 7, there is more than enough fighting. And well, the…

Surviving the Strong-Willed Child

I used to laugh when my mother-in-law Darlyne told me how my husband was a strong-willed child. That’s until our daughter turned out to be exactly like her dad.

6 Ways to Find Peace On the Roller Coast of Life

Have you seen the video of the dad who took his child on a roller coaster ride? It was a scary roller coaster, as most are. Just watching the video…

Feeling Mom Feelings

During a recent car ride one of my children asked, “Momma, what are feelings?”  I began to answer, “They’re how you feel. I mean what you feel…I mean…ahhhh!”  How do…

Eavesdropping: Six Tips for Becoming a Masterful Mom

I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop. I really wasn’t. But this mom of two young boys was shopping in the same Home Goods section as me, and have you noticed how…

Popular Kids… Not Wanted

There were four little boys gathered together and the larger boy, stepped out from the pack and growled, quite loudly, “Get away, we don’t want to play with you!” I…

50 Fun Role-Playing Ideas for Kids

Stimulating kids’ creativity is easier than you think! These fun role-playing ideas for kids can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, using items you likely already have lying…

Tips for Building Kids with Integrity

The Importance of Building Character — From a Mom who has been There. Part Two: Integrity — The American Idol of Character As I write this blog post, I am on…

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