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?
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?
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 […]
Everyone talks about gratitude and how important it is for our happiness. Be grateful for everything you have. Teach your children to be grateful instead of always wanting. So how can we be more grateful and teach it to our children? Although I have not had a great loss in my life since I was […]
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
“Mom, you’re the tooth fairy, aren’t you?” accused my nine year old daughter out of the blue one morning as she held up a tooth in her fingers. Molly had conducted a test after finding an old tooth (who knows where), put it where she had many others, but this time the tooth fairy had […]
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: