Parenting Tips

Where do you draw the line between sibling rivalry or bullying? They are closer than you might think.

How Do You Know If Is It Sibling Rivalry or Bullying?

My Tweeps were having a discussion on Twitter the other day that really got me thinking. They were talking about how their kids fight so much.  The discussion was about what is normal sibling rivalry?  Is it was normal for siblings to have such a hard time getting along?  I don’t think so and I’ll […] Read more…

Stress Reduction for Busy Moms

Stress Reduction for Busy Moms

How good are you at stress reduction? If you’re a Mom, probably not that well. We all have stresses in our lives that come and go and some periods in your life are worse than others. I’m always dismayed when I realize how hard women are on themselves.  Guys, not so much.  They don’t seem […] Read more…

There's ONE important thing you need to know about managing your teen.

The ONE Thing You Need to Know About Teens

Raising teens and tweens can be quite a challenge. What’s that saying? It’s like being pecked to death by a duck. As the mother of three sons – two adult and one still in those “fabulous” teen years, I can certainly testify to the truth of that.  What if there was one magic truth that […] Read more…

Some great tips from a Scout parent on how to help your kids get the most out of their Scouting program.

Four Tips for Being a Good Scout Parent

  Writing workshops always say that you should write about topics you know.  Well, one thing I know a little bit about is being a Scout parent.  Since I have all boys, I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts.  But I’m sure the Girl Scout program has similar benefits. I actually was a Girl Scout, but […] Read more…

How to Connect with Your Teen

My son Blake and I had a good talk the other day.  He’s a High School Sophomore and he has been slipping a bit in school lately.  He needed a kick in the butt and I was definitely in the mood to give it to him.  But it reminded me of how difficult it can […] Read more…

Passive Aggressive Behavior – Intentional Incompetence

Passive-aggressive behavior is massively frustrating!  I see a lot of it with the people in my life at home and at work.  My kids have learned something called Intentional Incompetence, which is basically doing a lousy job on their chores – on purpose.  They figure if they do a lousy enough job at their chores, […] Read more…

Your teens will be buying their own groceries soon. You need to teach them these lessons right away.

Teach Your Teen to be a Smart Shopper

Most financial experts agree that the best way to teach kids to be a smart shopper is to actually let them TRY it.  They need to learn from their own successes and failures.  Since one of your biggest recurring expenses is your grocery budget, this is a great place to start. Do you realize our teen is […] Read more…

My Son – the Fashion Model

This summer I’ve been doing something I thought I would never do.  I’ve been a fashion model.  On TV!  Yeah, me and my plus-sized, middle-aged self.  And my teenaged son has gotten to be a fashion model too.  That was yet another of the unexpected bonuses of being a blogger – see my post on […] Read more…

Glenn Doman – They Make Blind Children See

I’ve met some people who can do some pretty amazing things.  Seriously, amazing things.  Like making blind children see.  Making children walk who had never walked before.  You know, boring, everyday stuff like that.  Take this man.  Looks a little like Santa Claus, doesn’t he?  But he gives kids a gift that is much better […] Read more…

Overworked and Neglecting Your Kids? Me too.

I’m a classic workaholic and at times you can get to the point where you’re SO focused on work, you can end up neglecting your kids.  That’s exactly what happened to me and my kids.  I realized, I’d spent ALL my free time on business activities instead of having any fun with my boys.  Thankfully, […] Read more…

Glenn Doman on Working Mothers

Glenn Doman is my hero and I figured it was about time I devoted a post to him. He’s a little old Santa Claus of a man, but over the last 50 years, he has given children SO much more than toys. His name is Glenn Doman.  He’s literally devoted his life to helping parents […] Read more…

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