Parenting is TOUGH. You worry about how to correct and discipline your children if they do something wrong. We worry about instilling good behaviors and raising them in the best possible way we know. Mom and dad are the most common caretakers. There are others who assist with raising our children - grandparents, relatives, daycare providers - but at the end of the day, it's our job, our responsibility. We don't want our kids growing up thinking all we do is scold them when they do something wrong, so you need to be sure you balance the … [Read more...] about Finding the Balance to Parent with Love and Discipline
Having kids is great, but when you are busy, it is easy to find yourself saying “not right now” and “maybe later.” Kids grow up fast, so making time for them, and bonding with them is important. You can also help them grow and teach them more whilst you spend valuable time together. Here are some ways that can help you find the time to spend with your kids and how you can make it meaningful: 1) Find Common Ground Whilst kids are young, they will appreciate all of your participation and you can help to teach them and guide them. As they … [Read more...] about 3 Great Ways to Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids
When you welcome a special little arrival into the world, it can be hard to imagine that this small bundle of joy can grow into a door slamming, social media addicted wild child that wreaks havoc through your home. Luckily this is normal behavior, as it is common for kids to get a little uncontrollable as they develop through their younger years when their hormones are flying all over the place and their feelings and emotions are not likely to be fully understood by themselves or acknowledged by those around them. Fortunately, there are … [Read more...] about Controlling A Wild Child: 2 Amazing Top Tips
Each of my three children can answer this for me - because it is something I have constantly instilled in them since the day they were born - a happy and fulfilling life. The life that you create for your children is going to be the way that they’re defined. Everything you do as a parent isn’t going to mold their life. The way they behave, the job they want to do, how they are around other people. We as adults are such a big influence on children’s lives, but it’s not just us who have an impact on them. It could be school teachers, soccer … [Read more...] about What Life Do You Want For Your Kids?
Every child is different and according to how they grow up, they will develop a personality that reflects their experiences. A child that is a little different from the rest of the kids at school, the neighborhood or family and friends, is nothing to be alarmed about. Many children will develop their own way in the beginning so don’t worry too much. However, it's good parenting to help your child become more of an individual right from the get-go. There’s nothing wrong with a child that likes to play by themselves, but get to the heart of … [Read more...] about Helping Your Child Come Out of Their Shell
The modern world seems to be pulling us in nine directions at once. One person says this, and another contradicts it. Articles come out all the time that seem to say the opposite of what was announced two months ago. All this is confusing and can make life more difficult. We do not know which way to turn and what is best for our children. The truth is that there is no right answer to being a Mom, wife, friend, relative, anything. Every person is different and what works for one is in no way guaranteed to work for another. The best thing … [Read more...] about How To Be a Self-Assured Mom
Falling pregnant can be one of those most exciting times of your life, or perhaps one of the most daunting if it has come as a surprise. Whether you were expecting it or not, the prospect of a baby’s arrival can be overwhelming, so preparation is key. There is plenty you can do to prepare, and by following these steps you will soon feel ready to bring your baby into the world. Saving One of the most worrisome aspects of having a baby is the thought of how much it is going to cost you to raise a child. Where possible, make sure you have … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for a Baby
As a mother it can sometimes be difficult to find time to spend with your children when you have a busy schedule, and for some it can be particularly difficult to spend quality time with sons doing something that you both enjoy. Here, we have listed a few ideas of things you can do together to help you have some of that crucial one on one bonding time. Exercise Exercising is something that’s important for everyone to do so it’s something you can easily enjoy together. If you have older sons, go with them to the gym and help each other with … [Read more...] about Hobbies to Share with Sons