When I was in grade school, troubled by all the normal things that could trouble a young child’s mind—popularity, boys, fighting with my brother and sister—I found peace and solace by sitting in the little maple tree in our front yard. It could barely support my developing athletic build, but I would nonetheless climb theContinue reading “Wrapped in the Arms of a Maple Tree”
(Written several weeks ago) Life happens folks. And it’s happening bigtime for me these days. And by happening, I don’t mean in a good, fun way. I mean the tough stuff. The stuff that challenges everything you know to be true. The stuff that tests your faith and piles up conflicting emotions like a JengaContinue reading “How to Prepare Kids: When Life Happens”
There’s nothing like a good party in the car with the kids. Cue the music, roll the windows down, and sing and dance the traffic away. It’s fun and easy to make shuttling around a memorable party in the car but it can quickly go wrong. Odds are, something’s wrong with how your child’s carContinue reading “This One Thing Could Save Your Child’s Life”
We are mere weeks away from summer and I am loving the thought of spending fun, carefree days at the beach. The only part I remotely dread is when it’s time to apply sunscreen to my kids. They moan and groan the entire time and if you didn’t know better, you would think I wasContinue reading “3 Sun Safety Facts For Summer: New 2017 Sunscreen Guide Provides Help”
Despite known concerns about children using technology, ranging from developmental implications and online bullying to addiction, a lot of parents don’t think about technology use before it’s been introduced. For some, devices replaced the old role of television as babysitter to jump in the shower, make dinner, or have peace and quiet while sitting in traffic. Or use beganContinue reading “Use This Quick Cybersecurity Quiz To Discuss Technology & Impress Your Kids”
I vividly remember my kids needing late-night car rides to help them sleep as babies. Fortunately, my husband was a trooper. Andre, barely awake, would throw on sweats and a hoodie, wrap up the baby, grab his keys and head out for the night. The hum and vibration of the car always did the job, night afterContinue reading “Driving Around To Get Baby To Sleep? This Could Change Your Life!”
Trying to lose baby weight even though you no longer have a baby? Be prepared to fail, until you don’t. And learn to go easy on yourself for having to start over so much. That’s called being a mom.