Motherhood requires more sacrifices than can be counted, and it can wear you out physically and emotionally. In order to parent well, however, we need energy, patience, forgiveness, creativity… all the things that disappear when we are exhausted. What to do?
Summer is here… your kids are surely looking forward to the break from school. How about you? Are you feeling ready for your family-together-time? If you aren’t feeling so ready—consider sitting down with the kids to brainstorm fun activity ideas together. Have the kids write out a list of things they would like to do […]
Like most things, social media has its pros and cons. It can be a great way to share information with a lot of people quickly, to keep up with what is going in the lives of the people you care about, and even to stay informed about what’s going on in the world. You can […]
Do you cringe when your kids start a new season of baseball because you know you are about to cough up $300 in sports gear? Would an extra $200 each month help relieve financial stress? Are you desperate for a “date night” with your spouse, but can’t afford a babysitter?
Most parents truly want nothing more for their children and their family than true happiness. That being said, with marriage, jobs, kids, bills, laundry and all of life’s other stressors, it is not always that easy to achieve or maintain. We try our best. We give in to immediate wishes and desires because we believe […]
If you are like most parents, you hardly remember what a vacation feels like. It’s been so long since your last true vacation, that it is merely a distant memory, and one that is fading fast. You have many reasons why you haven’t had one recently, and they are all legitimate. The truth of the […]
Take back the joy and happiness of parenting by remembering what and why you signed up for this in the first place. Here are some guidelines to help you:
Are you already stressing about how much you are about to spend on holiday gifts? Not sure how you are going to squeeze your shopping into into your budget? Over the years, I have discovered 5 awesome ways to buy fantastic gifts for kids and adults at rock-bottom prices. Here are my favorites I will […]
Over the holidays, I shared with my friends that I was planning to write an article about the social etiquette of bringing kids to parties (or not!) and if they could all weigh in. Whoa, I received a very unanimous, strong opinion on the topic. So here it goes