When I was a young girl growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I honestly did not see much in the way of a future for myself other than being a housewife if I stayed there. I didn't want to live my life in the same place from birth to death. I wanted to travel the world, experience everything that I could, meet new people. My mom, step-dad, and grandparents all supported my … [Read more...] about Why Parents Should Help Kids Focus on Turning Their Dreams Into Reality
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As parents, we are always looking for ways that we can help our children to develop into happier and more confident people. This is the reason why, from a young age, we do whatever we can to forward their learning. Even before our little ones are at nursery school, we are teaching them as much as we can, to give them a head start on their peers, in the hope doing so will give … [Read more...] about Combining Learning & Play: Ideas Your Children Will Love
Have you recently begun to feel a little down? Do you no longer love who you are or how you look? The fact is that we all go through periods like these where we lose our way and have a small dip in confidence. Do you hate feeling like you're not the same person you once were? Don’t worry; you aren’t alone. Did you know that 80% of parents feel the same way? Personally speaking, … [Read more...] about Reasons You’ve Lost Your Mojo & How To Get It Back
Graduating from college is an extremely exciting time, whether it’s your kids who have completed their studies or you have finished after returning to college during adulthood. Even though it may be an extremely happy and joyful time packed full of lots of celebrations, it also marks the beginning of an extremely serious part of life. For young graduates, it marks the beginning … [Read more...] about So, You’ve Graduated. Now To Boost Your Finances.
Wouldn’t it be an ideal world if parenting just went smoothly 24/7? In reality, we all know that’s not the case. Because life is never as perfect as you think you want it to be. And really, would you want to be? Okay, so your kids aren’t perfect, but they’re yours, and you wouldn’t want them any other way. But at the same time, you also want to make sure that they don’t go too … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Teen On Track: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Every parenting guide on the planet will tell you that love is the foundation of success, and there’s no argument against that fact. However, it would be naïve to think that this is the only key element to consider. To give your son or daughter the very best start in life, you’ll need to do so much more. A number of seemingly external matters can hold a huge influence on the … [Read more...] about Love Isn’t All You Need to Be a Brilliant Mom
Realize The Need For A Talk About Drinking Many parents find talking to their kids about certain topics to be difficult, especially with older children who are about ready to go to college. This includes alcohol consumption but more particularly, alcohol abuse and the effects of alcoholism. Your child may try to avoid the discussion, and you may be unsure of how to proceed. … [Read more...] about Talking to Your Teen About Drinking
Much like Kimberly, I’m a mother dealing with a house full of boys and needless to say it’s a handful. My husband works long hours, so a lot of the parenting responsibilities fall on my shoulders and keeping my sanity sometimes seems like an impossible mission. Oh, and my own personal House of Testosterone is actually an apartment located in Singapore. And despite the distance … [Read more...] about How My Two Teens Learned to Love Physics
October 15-21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. As the mom of two teenage boys - I am scared to death to allow them to drive. I know I'll have to - eventually - but not before we can drill into their heads these safe driving practices even when we aren't in the car with them. 6 in 10 teen crashes are caused by distracted driving. … [Read more...] about National Teen Driver Safety Week
I haven't had a chance to sit down and write a really honest, behind-the-scenes post in a while. I've kept quiet about things that were going on here at home but to be perfectly honest, I'm stressed as hell and I can't seem to get off this merry-go-round that has become my life. On February 6th, 5 days before my 50th birthday, my 17-year-old son, JW, was arrested for petty … [Read more...] about A Peek Into the Life of Parenting a Teen with Bipolar Disorder
Although you will undeniably see many Millennials with their faces stuck to the screen of their smartphones or iPads, they still a generation that grew up without touch screens; with the tactile feel of reading a book made from paper. As the Millennial generation ages and finds themselves with children of their own, there will surely be some concern that their digital native … [Read more...] about 4 Convivial Activities for Your Children
Our education system is of utmost importance because it is educating the youngsters of today and tomorrow, shaping the future leaders of our world. It has been a topic of discussion that the traditional means of education are failing today's generation and are less and less effective. They are growing with a different sense of creative freedom which our education system does … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Using Animation in the Education System
Few things send shivers down your spine as a parent like the prospect of your offspring navigating the rocky waters of love, romance, and sex. They don't seem ready, and they never will seem ready. Will your innocent little lamb be corrupted by a deviant? Will your sensitive butterfly have their heart broken by a callous sociopath? Have they learned enough sexual safety in … [Read more...] about Help! My Teenager is Dating!
Education has greatly evolved over the past few years, and teachers are moving to easier and practical forms of teaching. Advancements in the IT sector have revolutionized the way people communicate with each other and almost all other aspects of modern life. The education sector is no exception. Earlier kids used to rush to school carrying a load of books, and spend summer … [Read more...] about 4 Ways You Can Use Technology to Teach Kids
There are reasons why we, as parents, should encourage our kids to play sports. The statistics are frightening. When you think of Australia, you think wide open spaces with kids outside all the time, right? You'd be surprised to learn that many kids under the age of twelve are spending double the amount of time indoors, and in front of a screen, when compared to playing … [Read more...] about Kids Who Play Sports Are Happier and Healthier
Have you ever just wondered where the past 10 to 20 years of your life have gone? Wondered what you were doing the entire time that left you feeling as though you missed out on something amazing? I do. I am going to share what a normal day - not a week - a normal day in the life is like around here, and then I want to ask you some questions at the end. Maybe you can help me … [Read more...] about Juggling All of Life’s Demands: Is It Possible?