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
In a world where many women are prompted by social expectations to transcend boundaries and rise above their female predecessors - who were at once point strictly confined to the domestic sphere, it seems moms, with these new social expectations, have even greater standards to try to meet and adhere to. In the journey of… Continue reading Overcoming ‘Mom’ Expectations
As a kid, there seems nothing worse than being forced to do something. Whether parents are forcing their kids to eat food, go to church, dress appropriately, it’s oftentimes tough on kids to be the subjects of their parent’s ideals. Have you ever said to your kid, “I hope you marry someone spectacular one day,”… Continue reading Tips to Help Your Kids Develop Self-Esteem
As a kid, I didn't have too many fears. Perhaps not having chocolate milk stocked in the fridge for when I woke up - or if I had to skip a day at the barn where I rode horses - but that was pretty much the extent of it. Somewhere down the line (I'll be… Continue reading 6 Tips for Parents to Pursue a Better Life, Despite Fear