As a child I looked forward to summers. They were full of adventure day and night. No electronic devices or TV streaming apps. We had our bikes, board games, and each other to keep us entertained. Summer vacation today is not the same. Children today find themselves bored way too often, especially if there is no WI-FI or data service available. It seems they want to
Helping kids to be good sports can be easy with these six tips. Win or lose, playing sports should be fun for kids. I have seen many kids break down and cry, yell, or storm off a field after losing a game or making a mistake on the field. It’s one thing to be disappointed in how you performed, but when a child gets angry
I recently read the book, The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively and discovered that one of my children’s love languages is quality time. With multiple children at home, it’s not always easy for parents to spend quality time with each child. Life is always moving fast and it seems like most of our time with our kids is about making
Here I go again, reading another self-help book. This time the book is Scream Free Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool. The book had me at keeping your cool. With a teen and pre-teens in the house, I often and praying to keep my cool. One of my goals for this year is to catch up on some much needed reading.
Some of my friends are debating on whether to have three children or stick to two. As a mom of three, I have a lot of good stories to share and some pros and cons to having more than one or two. I’m a big advocate on more than one but if “one and done” is your cup of tea, that’s awesome. While three kids
Teaching kids to save money is easy with some simple steps. Start them early and you’ll be sure to reinforce life long habits. Growing up, my parents always taught my brother and I to save our money. Saving money started first with collecting extra change and putting it in huge jar with our names on it. It was a family tradition. We would count all of
Giving birth is supposed to be a happy occasion. You deliver a baby, people send flowers, you receive visitors, then you go home with your baby in a carefully selected outfit. Today you may document the moment on Facebook live or with tons of photos on Instagram for friends and followers to see. Twelve years ago, my daughter’s birth story was an intimate and private moment that
As a mom and a woman, it sometimes surprises me the things we manage to do when we put our minds to it. I remember having to carry my feverish 5 year-old son up and then down a hill on cobblestone sidewalks almost a mile each way IN MEXICO while convincing my 8 year-old son and 6 year-old daughter to keep walking even though they were tired.
It’s amazing what two moms can tackle during an impromptu girls night out dinner. The other night I shared a delicious dinner, cocktails, and time with a girlfriend who I haven’t shared a meal with in probably a few years. Between the two of us, we have seven kids and two entrepreneurial spirits that could take on the world, if only we had the time. As a mompreneur,
Here’s the deal. My kids are what most people would call “privileged kids.” Not going to lie, they have it good. More importantly, they have everything I ever wanted as a child and more. A nice house, a nice car, the dog, and more. Most days I feel blessed that we can give them a good life. Some days I wonder if they really truly appreciate and understand