For as long as I can remember, I have been taught that we are God's children and that he is our Heavenly Father; but I don't guess I fully understood what that meant... that is, until I became a parent.
Yes, taking a toddler to a museum can feel like risky business, but there are quite a few things you can do to minimize disaster, and more importantly, make the trip fun for your little one.
I do not live in the moment. You know what I am describing? The moments where there are no cell phones or laptops. Moments where the only form of entertainment is my little one's face starring at me.
I think it's important we talk about these topics at an age-appropriate level to help our kids know what our country has been through, how people have--and continue-- to change, hopefully for the better
I'm a Star Wars fan (movies, not yet as deep as canon-love) for as long as I can remember being alive, a woman, and a mother of three boys and one girl. The idea of Rey (pre-movie viewing) was enough to make me feel positively giddy. The actual portrayal? It moved me to tears. (Yes, much of this movie did, I'm not afraid to admit!)
If I could go back and enjoy another day when my little boy held my hand and squeezed it, or simply threw his arms around my neck because he liked to burry his face in my hair. I'd sit a little longer, reading a favorite book; I'd play in the yard a little longer. I'd savor it.
My husband was a stay-at-home dad until his daughter turned 18 months old. He'd finished his year as an OB-GYN resident, he'd saved some money, and he chose to stay home with her rather than take a job immediately.
All my children are big now. My first born graduated from high school last spring and is half way through his freshman year of college. The girls are teenagers. And the baby? The baby is ten years old.
I lead because I have grown to learn the hard and valuable way that no vision will ever be accomplished in my business on my own. You can't do it all by yourself. There is power in numbers and collective intelligence so success is measured in how well you make that work.
Wonder Mom #7: Maggie Lord A self-confessed wedding junkie from a young age, Maggie Lord has always loved the romance and beauty of weddings....
Today is the last day you will be 12. Tomorrow is your birthday, and you will turn 13 years old. You will officially say goodbye to your childhood and will be considered a teenager.
Here is a helpful pie chart with some of the more frequent requests (by percentage).
Children and teens need respect. We hardly know we do it, but as parents we often sound like we are always judging them, accusing them, criticizing th...
Compassion in the smallest moments, be it melted desserts or bubbles that burst a little too quickly, can lead to understanding our kids better in the long-term. There is power in allowing them to feel the full weight of their unhappiness. There is strength in supporting them as they work through their feelings and learn to regulate on their own accord without forcing them to stop crying -- to stop feeling -- before they are ready.
I try to hold back from helping with the science project, but it's right there, and a few little tweaks wouldn't hurt, would they?
I never worked a day in the restaurant industry, but being a parent at mealtime gives you keen insight into serving high maintenance customers in a restaurant.