How to raise a family without getting up to your ears in debt. 5 key habits to establish early on, to save your marriage, your family, and peace of mind.
You know what I’m talking about, mama. You’re feeling closed in, squeezed tight by the pressure on all sides (including the bathroom door). If you don’t get some air soon, you’re going down, and you’re taking your tribe with you. It’s time to put on the Gilligan hat and escape de island, mon. 4 Sanity saving ideas from a mom who escaped the island.
Are you sorrowing today, mama? This post is for you. Moms with children who suffer from illness or disability. Moms of prodigal children and depressed children, adult children who leave you at a loss as to what to do next. And moms of children who have passed from this life to the next. Here are 5 resources for your hurting heart.
Independence is a wonderful thing, when channeled in the right direction. As I navigated the seas of parenting, I observed differing strengths and weaknesses in my children. Here’s how I learned to chart a course and gradually set their ships out to sea.
I live in the beautiful, mountainous state of West Virginia. Tourists come from all over the country for white water rafting, sight-seeing, rock climbing, and parachute jumping off the New River Gorge Bridge on the annual Bridge Day in Fayetteville, not far from my home. As you might expect, you’ll find many an adventurous spirit round these here parts. How often do you get outside your …
If you think teaching them to ride bikes is hard, better gear up. Helpful hints for driving lessons. By a mom of four who lived to tell about it.
Are you excited for the holidays, or are you dreading them due to nagging thoughts of finances, travel to extended family, or the stress of decorating? As my family grew I yearned to begin new traditions of our own. You know the drill – you visit both sides of the family, make your rounds, and become exhausted and cranky in the …
Seasons come in your child’s life where you have to investigate sneaky behavior. Here’s how I learned to handle the investigation. 6 ways to get to the bottom of the story.
We all want our children to succeed in their educational experience. Here’s how I accepted the challenge God set before me, and how He changed my heart. My educational success story.
Do you feel like you’re running a three ring circus at home? Kids running around acting like a bunch of clowns? Are you’re being upstaged every time you take them out in public? Run your circus like the circus master you were meant to be!
You celebrate your child’s birthday every year. By default, you are the party planner. And not just for your kid’s parties, but for your husband, your brother, your mom and dad, and sometimes, your neighbor. Here are some ideas of how to pull that off simply without creating a lot of stress!
What’s your family map? As you pioneer your way through the unmarked forest full of undiscovered resources and possible set-backs, do you have goals in mind? Where are you headed with your troop?
You’ve heard the old country song, “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” Guess what – your mama did. A cowboy oversees his herd. He keeps them together, because they belong together.Have you ever thought to teach your herd the priority of family? Better pull up a chair and have a sit down, partner. We’ve got a lot to chaw on today.
One thing that’s never crossed my mind on a shopping adventure: “Girl, you need a helmet. A nice, shiny gold one with rubies and bling all over it. “But do you know what? Above and beyond any of my mall purchases, that is the one item of clothing that is more necessary than all the rest.
The sight that greeted him upon entering the room was a parent’s worst nightmare. Flames shot up from the iguana tank, perched atop our son’s dresser. The dog barked frantically from the bed beside the sleepy 10 year old, who was just rousing himself. The iguana tank just across the room from my son was in flames. Had the dog not alerted us, the night could have ended in tragedy. Here are some informative tips on how to safeguard your home from fire hazards.
Termed the “most exciting 2 minutes in sports”, the Kentucky Derby has been held every year since its inception in 1875. Women dressed to the nines in their large hats and finery sip on mint juleps and watch the “run for the roses”. A two-minute race? A new outfit and hat? Now that’s a sport I could get into. We women …
And so it begins. A day of dropping kids off, running errands, picking kids up, attending piano lessons, dashing home, and then back to school for another basketball game (or two).
How can you survive this day after day? Here are a few tips that may never have occurred to you that can help you not only survive, but enjoy the ride!
Are you tired of wearing the referee hat? Calling false start, holding, or encroachment? Here are a handful of the rules that worked for me.
Hey mom! What’s for dinner?” It’s the eternal question you can’t escape. The family wants to know, EVERY DAY. And so, you put on the chef’s hat. Here are 6 essential tips for surviving and thriving in the kitchen. Because kitchen time is family time!
Studies show that soup contains anti-inflammatory agents. It’s believed to actually relieve congestion. So grandma was right after all. Stock those pantries, because you never know – the flu and a snowstorm could both strike tomorrow. 8 simple tips to help you better nurse your kids.
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