Family

The Newest “Lawnmower Parenting” Trend Is Catching Steam – And Here’s Why It’s Not Good

The Newest “Lawnmower Parenting” Trend Is Catching Steam – And Here’s Why It’s Not Good

We’ve all heard of the “helicopter” parents hovering over their children with a hyper-watchful eye, but the latest “lawnmower” parenting trend is proving to be even more disastrous. Lawnmower parents pride themselves on “paving the way” for their children by plowing through any challenge or difficulties a child may endure […]
7 Stress Relieving Moments Parents Can Take

7 Stress Relieving Moments Parents Can Take

It’s no secret parents don’t get a lot of personal time, but that is even more reason to make the most of the moments you do get.  Being a parent is hard- yet rewarding- work that begins with children jumping on your bed and ends with an exhausting battle over […]
Big Emotions Can Cause Big Problems – Here’s How Parents Can Help

Big Emotions Can Cause Big Problems – Here’s How Parents Can Help

Parents are always juggling a dozen things at once… and then the kids are fighting or running through the house or being downright destructive while we’re trying to get everything done. And then, we get completely overwhelmed, and our emotions sometimes get the best of us. The same thing happens […]
3 Reasons To Consider Becoming A Foster Parent  

3 Reasons To Consider Becoming A Foster Parent  

It’s estimated that up to 428,000 children remain in foster care in the United States alone. Many of these children have had tough lives – and have been abandoned and rejected by those who were entrusted to protect them. It’s tragic so many innocent children have been tossed into a […]
Here’s What Overwhelmed Mamas Need Most From Their Husbands 

Here’s What Overwhelmed Mamas Need Most From Their Husbands 

Moms are some of the most strong and resilient women in the world. From childbirth to child-raising – many men stand in awe at their wives wondering how they are able to be so strong, yet so gentle all at the same time. But there’s one thing moms everywhere want […]
Are You An Overwhelmed Mom?  One Little Word Could Make All The Difference

Are You An Overwhelmed Mom?  One Little Word Could Make All The Difference

If there’s a common bond between mothers – besides the unconditional love we have for our kids – it’s the unending stress and exhaustion. We all want the best for our children, and it’s not always easy to balance the needs of our families with all the other things we’re […]
8 Fun Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods

8 Fun Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods

Thanksgiving is a unforgettable feast where parents forget they had just started a diet Monday, and opt for a “got to try a little of everything” approach. For kids the culinary experience can be very different, with all the big entrees their little palates haven’t yet adjusted too. But not […]
7 Ways To Get People To Hear What You’re Saying

7 Ways To Get People To Hear What You’re Saying

Do you ever feel like you talk and talk and no one actually is grasping what you are trying to convey? It’s easy to resort to yelling, thinking that if your message was at a higher decibel then the other party will finally hear what you are saying. Healthy communication […]
Every Parent Pushes This Skill And It’s Not Helping 

Every Parent Pushes This Skill And It’s Not Helping 

Every parent wants to see their child succeed in life, beginning when they make their first coo. Don’t get me wrong, it does feel good to have your child place first in the spelling bee or be the only toddler in playgroup to be able to spell their name – […]
Protect Your Child From Emotionally Abusive Relatives 

Protect Your Child From Emotionally Abusive Relatives 

Every family usually has that one family member who is emotionally unstable—whether it’s a narcissistic uncle or drama queen sister – most families have their share of dysfunction. But that doesn’t mean you need to let your child get caught up in the middle of it. In fact, if you […]