Parenting Tips

The Path to Eagle Scout

The Path to Eagle Scout

Do you have a new Scout? Are you looking for ways that your son or daughter can be successful in the program? I am here to tell you that there are ways that you can help guide them along the path to Eagle Scout Mom’s Guide to Eagle: 3 Tips for Success This is a […] Read more…

Is Your Exhausted Teen Getting Enough Sleep

Our Teens are Exhausted How to Get Them More Sleep

Parenting teens is HARD.  One thing that makes it even harder is when your teens are exhausted from lack of sleep.  If there is one thing that is epidemic with teens, it is overstress and lack of sleep and it is clearly affecting their mental health at a time in life when they are struggling to […] Read more…

How Your Divorce Affects Your Teen

Helping teens navigate a divorce situation is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a long time, but it’s an area where I had zero experience.  My parents were married until they died and my husband and I have been married for 35 years.  So I reached out to an expert for a guest […] Read more…

Moving with Teenagers

5 Tips for Moving with Teenagers

Parents understand that teenagers can get a bit hard to deal with. They’re in a stage in their lives where they want to explore their independence, which can come off in the wrong way. And if we’re doing a big life transition like moving with teenagers, this can be difficult for them to adjust to. […] Read more…

Future College Student

Financial Tips To Help Your Future College Student

It seems like just yesterday you were helping your baby get on the bus for kindergarten and now you’re talking to them about the colleges they are interested in attending. Time sure does fly, and while it is easy to get swept up in all of the excitement and changes that are going to happen […] Read more…

Dealing with Adult Children Living at Home

One of the most often overlooked parenting challenges is dealing with adult children still living at home with you.  It may be that they went out into the world and came back (yo-yo kids) – sometimes with kids or spouses along for the ride.  Or maybe they are the “failure to launch” kids who are […] Read more…

How to Survive Your Son’s Eagle Project

Now that it’s been a few years since our sons Eagle Project, I can look back with a bit more perspective.  I can see some of the things we did well and a few areas where we pretty much crashed and burned. One thing I can tell you is that these Eagle Projects are HARD. […] Read more…

What do we OWE our Adult Children? Interesting thought - are we giving them too much or too little?

What Do We OWE Our Adult Children?

I witnessed an intriguing conversation that popped up in my Facebook feed on the topic of abusive adult children living at home.  Since I have a newly adult child (my youngest just turned 18), I thought it was time to talk about it.   What are we Tolerating from These Adult Children? This woman was […] Read more…

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