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How You Prevent Your Husband From Being A Good Father

How You Prevent Your Husband From Being A Good Father

Your kids have a mother and a father for a reason. You can either help or prevent your husband from being a great father. Are you standing in his way? Watch out for these 12 mistakes some woman make: Criticism Criticism rarely brings about positive change. In fact, it actually wears on a person’s sense […]

Your Child Needs These 8 Things From You Everyday

Your Child Needs These 8 Things From You Everyday

There is nothing a parent wants more than to be their child’s role model. Having their little ones look to them for support, love and guidance provides parents with an overwhelming sense of joy and pride. Children need constant love and support from their parents. Sometimes they desire to be tucked into bed at night […]

Why You Need To Read To Your Children

Why You Need To Read To Your Children

Some of my favorite memories from when I was little was when my mom or dad read me a story before bedtime. There were some books (“The Foot Book” by Dr. Seuss) I never got sick of hearing and wanted my parents to read them to me over and over again. My parents’ willingness to […]

7 Clear Signs That Your Child Is A Bully

7 Clear Signs That Your Child Is A Bully

Many parents have a constant watchful eye for potential bullies who could target their children, but at times they forget to watch for the bullies who live within the walls of their homes. In fact, many people disregard their child’s bullying behavior because they do not want to be viewed as a failed parent. Any […]

9 Things I Want My Children To Know About Life

9 Things I Want My Children To Know About Life

To my three sweet, strong, kind, sensitive and brave children, here are nine things I hope to teach and instill in you, as each day and passing year, I see you become more independent in this big world. In this life, I hope you are happy, will follow your heart, find and pursue your passions, […]

Questions Your Teenager Is Too Afraid To Ask You

Questions Your Teenager Is Too Afraid To Ask You

Being a teenager has never been easy, no matter the decade. An adolescent has to navigate hormonal and physical changes, acne, friendships, dating and schoolwork, among other things. But add in the challenges that come from the technology available now in the “teens of the century,” and life can be nerve-wracking and sometimes just scary. […]

10 Ways To Foster A Love Of Learning

10 Ways To Foster A Love Of Learning

I grew up in a house with bookshelves in every room and was raised by a mother who dedicated countless hours to encouraging my imagination, my love of reading, and my appetite for knowledge. She created in our home something I call a culture of learning, and it’s one of the best gifts my mother […]

How Kid-First Parenting Takes A Toll On Relationships

How Kid-First Parenting Takes A Toll On Relationships

  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the fairy tale. Relationships suffer for about two out of three couples within the first three years of having a child, according to research by the Seattle-based Gottman Institute. Most couples regularly respond to the needs of their children first, […]

8 Ways To Develop Children’s Self-Esteem

8 Ways To Develop Children’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the confidence we feel in ourselves and our abilities, and it affects nearly everything we do. While no one-not even parents-can give another person self-esteem, there are a few things parents can do to help children develop healthy confidence in themselves. 1. Compliment how hard they work Telling your son you’re impressed with […]

Ingenious Ways To Dominate Housekeeping And Keep Your Family Happy

Ingenious Ways To Dominate Housekeeping And Keep Your Family Happy

Creating a successful and happy home can be overwhelming when you have so much on your plate. But I have learned to be a more efficient housekeeper and homemaker from my 11 years of experience mothering two boys and two girls. I’ve also learned much from my association with a society of women and fellow […]