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I want THIS and I Need THAT, Mommy

Summer has just passed and weeks shy of Halloween, the stores are already filling up with Christmas decorations. Commercials on kids channels are now a melody of the ‘the latest and greatest,’ new toys on the market, which has children excitedly watching and saying, “I want this and I...

Is a Good Night’s Sleep a Thing of the Past after having Children?

Of all the relationships that change when you have children, your relationship with sleep changes the most. Actually, for women the ‘lack of sleep’ conditioning seems to start long before the child arrives when you are forced to find a comfortable position while sleeping on top of a balance...

If You Don’t Pick Up Your Toys, I will Throw Them Away

Take one look around your child’s room – or your entire house and you will realize that you have likely over indulged your child a bit. If you are like the average family, your home is a mixture of grown up décor that combines with a malady of brightly...

How to Stop Your Child from Picking Their Nose

The old saying goes “you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose – but you can’t pick your friend’s nose!” One trip on any given interstate across the world and you will quickly notice that while nose picking tops the list of gross things people do...

How to Stop Kids from Swearing

Usually we find out our children have learned a new curse word while we are sitting at dinner with friends or family ~ as they accidentally spill their drink on the table they smile and blurt out sh--! Aghast, we may giggle nervously; turn red faced and point our...

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Lessons on Motherhood

There have been many teachers in my life. Some of them have been part of my family while others have been strangers that I initially thought offered me nothing of value. Down the road; they did! As a mother, my greatest teachers have been my children; each of them...

The Importance of Being a Parent, Not a Friend

The Journal of Family Psychology, published a report in January of 2008, in regard to the importance of being a parent- not a friend to your children.The study involved 1,000, in tact (meaning not divorced) families whose behaviors with their pre-teen and teen children was monitored for three months.In...

Privacy is a Thing of the Past once you Become a Mother

Motherhood is definitely not for the modest. If you don’t like being interrupted while you are taking a shower, or aren’t the kind of person who can hold a conversation while you are in the midst of a bowel movement – you might want to forego having children altogether....

Cherishing Time Without Your Children

Today’s parents are the ultimate over achievers. Our children are involved in more activities than ever before, many parents work grueling long hours in order to provide all the wants and desires of their families, and are stricken with a sense of guilt-induced parenting that we are still not...

Is This Really My Life – Are you Exceeding Your Expectations?

It occurs to me as I go to withdrawal cash from the bank that there is only $100 left in the checking account. My math mind tells me that I cannot get my haircut, buy new mascara, and put gas in the car for a $100. So I am...

Getting Your Toddler to Eat Fruit and Vegetables

A friend recently asked me about her daughter’s sudden refusal to eat fruit and vegetables....

The Great Extended Breastfeeding Controversy

You would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the fact...

Picking Up Baby or Rocking a Baby to Sleep

New parents face many challenges, among them getting a baby to fall asleep and stay...

Five Common Issues New Moms Face with Breastfeeding

Everywhere you look today, there is evidence and encouragement to breastfeed your baby. Truth is,...

The Family Bed – Should your Baby Sleep with You?

Want to stir the pot with the new parents you know? Tell them you sleep...

Preparing To Adopt

The choice to start a family, whether you are going to have children biologically or through adoption, is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. For many people, preparation to adopt a child can be overwhelming. Most...

Adoption – What you Need to Know About Adopting a Child

Each year, there are thousands of families that choose to adopt a child. These aren’t always childless or infertile couples, as many adoptive parents simply feel they have an immense amount of love to share with a child in...

One of the Biggest Mistakes Parents of Teens Make

When it comes to the mistakes that parents of teens make, the list is endless....

Dealing with a Teenage Drama Queen

Sometimes the changes in your child as they progress from childhood to teen hood occur...

Violence in Teens – When Teenagers Rebel

It is becoming a common theme as older generations look around and ask the vital...

Letting Your Teenager Attend Parties

It’s a scary proposition to allow them to grow up, especially when they only think...

Getting Your Teenager to Wake up in the Morning

Getting your teenager to wake up in the morning can be a constant struggle in...