Because we expect “progress” to mean “improvement,” we sometimes forget that growth means “growing pains” both physically and emotionally for both parent and child. Just as my son’s joints ached as he grew four inches over a summer, so too do we hurt sometimes as we stretch to new heights in our lives together.
I’m one of those people who is susceptible to every form of Mother’s Guilt. But when I read about a study addressing the negative effects of parents yelling at their teenagers, I decided ENOUGH. I'm resolving to reject this latest guilt trip.
Children need calmness. It gives them a kind of security. Peace and the control of temper is a powerful and important value that is largely a product of love and of the atmosphere created in a home!
Sometimes joy in motherhood comes in unexpected ways, such as realizing your family isn’t the only strange one! If you need a laugh, enjoy this humorous post by author Sadie McCurry, as she shares the funny phrases that have come out of her mouth.
Last year, Amy Makechnie’s 13-year-old daughter requested a lump sum allowance of $100. So, how did the experiment turn out? Read the follow up to Amy’s popular post.
Struggling to maintain a clean, organized house? These six simple steps may be the key for you and your family!
What's the key to success? It's not talent or good looks or social skills. It's GRIT. Saren shares a story about how she's working to build grit in her family.
Recently, many have been "exposed" to a side of Miley Cyrus that we'd rather not to have seen. How can we teach our daughters about what we feel is good and right while encouraging them to be themselves? How can we teach standards and values that the media seems intent upon trampling?
Are we inadvertently robbing our children of the opportunity to learn how to deal with difficult people and situations as well as building the self-confidence that comes from working things out themselves? Allyson gives some good advice on not becoming a "helicopter" parent.
I grew up playing basketball. It was my passion, and I dreamed of being in the WNBA. I would shoot hoops for hours almost every day in our driveway when the weather was good. I played with friends, played on local teams, and played for our junior high school team where we took the district...
When we go into a new day thinking, “I'm going to get all this stuff done and have magical moments with my children,” we end up disappointed somewhere along the way. While it's great to be positive, it's also great to be realistic!