Even before I became a parent, I was determined to be a good parent. The type of parent that always, without a doubt, puts her kids’ needs above her own. Too many of us define what it is to be a good parent before we are parents! No wonder we sometimes disappoint ourselves when we… Continue reading Six Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming “Mom”
If your family is anything like my family, you’ve found out that long lectures and “motivational speeches” are really not making your kids do anything more than yawn and wait to be excused. There is a better way to motivate your kids and promote positive thinking my friends, and it’s easy, but it does take… Continue reading The Easiest Way To be a More Positive Parent
To many, becoming a stepparent would be out of the question. But to many others, when the love for a partner and the kids is so great, you don’t question your love, you solidify it. My journey as a stepparent probably sounds the same as many others. Stepparents are widely portrayed as evil, self-serving people… Continue reading 11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepparent
Will there ever be a time in our parenting journeys when we can indefinitely say, “I did it right!”? Many of us parents perpetually worry if we’re doing things right, all. the. time. As a parent, there never seems to be a shortage of people who suggest there are proper ways of doing things, and… Continue reading If at First you Don’t Succeed: Try. Defining. Success.
For moms and dads Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the band-wagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a new routine, to kick a bad habit, or to start something you’ve always wanted. Despite… Continue reading 4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year
I think you’d have to live under a rock if you didn’t hear news of climate change at least a number of times a year. There are frequently news publications with headlines that read along the lines of, “10 years until effects of climate change radically change our existence,” or “If the world heats up… Continue reading 5 Things for Parents to Think About in a Changing World