Parenting Tips

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…

The way we do chores isn't fair, but we're OK with it.

At My House Chores Aren’t Fair and That’s OK

At My House Kid’s Chores Aren’t FAIR And I’m totally OK with that.  As they say, there’s a method to my madness and I’m doing it for a very specific reason.  Well, actually a couple of reasons.   For one thing, I assign household chores more or less permanently.  The reason I do that is for […] 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…

Easy Method to Teach Your Child to Read!

  The Benefits to Raising Early Readers Reading is one of my greatest pleasures, so I was pretty serious about my children learning how to read at an early age.  My stepson Ryan was in a Montessori school when my husband and I started dating, so he was an early reader in their program.  My middle […] Read more…

5 Tips to Get Teen Boys off their Video Games

Pretty typical picture isn’t it?  Not just for teen boys, but for everyone.  Seems like all of us are spending major amounts of time staring at electronics of all types these days – not just phones, but iPads, computers, video games, and TV’s.  It’s to the point where it is getting a little scary.  I […] Read more…

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