Four Signs Your Son is Ready for Boarding School

You know that your son is struggling to stay in school and away from trouble, but it is difficult to determine when he has crossed that line signifying the need for substantial intervention. One of the best thing you can do for any troubled teen is to remove them from their current environment in which they have failed to thrive. Yet, doing that is incredibly difficult because you don’t want him to feel removed from your life or unwanted in any way. To help you make this difficult decision, consider four signs that any boy is in need of guidance, […]

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A Parental Test of the Tween and Four Year Old

God forbid I want to wear my own dang boots in the middle of the snow storm we got hit with yesterday. God Forbid that I do not allow my daughter to wear said boots because they are 1) mine and 2) not hers. Good point, right? Not clearly enough for this tween. I was all impressed, got up on time with my alarm clock. Boys both got dressed when I asked them to. Both boys got their shoes on. Their coats on. They ate breakfast. They did their mouth rinse. They listened very well and even had extra time […]

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Kids Only Care about How you Made/Make Them Feel #parents

There is this saying somewhere and I cannot quite recall the exact wording, but it’s lesson to be learned within the quote is that of which many parents need to realize; children will not remember everything you bought or gave to them but rather how you made them feel growing up. This is so true because in all honesty I do not recall much of anything my parents purchased for me growing up, I remember how each of them made me feel when I was a child. In all honesty, to this day I care more about how my parents […]

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Mother and Daughter Always Have to be Friends

My daughter and I read every night before bed, well I read to her. I love that no matter how much older she gets, she still enjoys time with her Mama at end of day after the boys have been put to sleep. We read, play a card game and talk for fifteen minutes, then I sing to her and always give her kisses and hug goodnight. It’s our routine and hasn’t changed since as far back as I can remember. Our current book we are reading is Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters: 101 […]

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The Parental Community Needs to Realize Verbal Abuse HURTS

Children are and have always been important to me, think about it; children are our future. Why would we not rank them of high importance? Children are loving, honest and kind, born into this world with such a curiosity about the world around them and the ability to have no filter on their mouths.  I admit, the truthful nature of children can certainly take you back, make your jaw drop and sometimes make you giggle, with that being said, children are a true blessing. They come in all shapes and sizes with brain power in that little baby head beyond […]

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Cyberbullying is Real, Have you Experienced It?

I recently watched a TV movie about cyberbullying and it opened my eyes to a lot of parental subjects that need to be discussed with my children when they become a bit older. As of this moment my children are not online via social media sites or other communities therefore cyberbullying does not come into play .. yet. The movie I watched was about a girl who was being cyberbullied to the point where she felt she had nothing better to do than to attempt to commit suicide. The sad fact is, this happens all of the time. It’s somewhat […]

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All My Friends Can, All My Friends Do It

Here we go, welcome to my world of living with a nine year old daughter who is starting with “all my friends can” or “all my friends do it” type of responses when I say no to having a Facebook profile, a cell phone or walking in town alone just to name a few topics. I really thought that these type of questions would not be coming up until my children were closer to their teen years, but alas children seem to be growing up way too fast these days. When I was in her grade, I focused on reading […]

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Children Growing Too Quickly Right Before My Eyes

I swear it was just yesterday I held this little girl in my arms and nursed her to sleep, to think she will be 10 years old this October and my days of having her home more often than not are soon to disappear. With friends, teen years and possibility of a teen job I know my days are coming short with having my first born around as often as she used to be. For this reason alone I plan to make the absolute best of the next few years with her, to continue on in our quest to keep […]

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Parenting with Big Kid Brandy

When I make a meal, I don’t just make a meal; I make memories. When I sit down to eat, I don’t just sit down to eat; I make memories. When its meal time around this house I can tell you first hand it’s a challenge, as with almost any structured area of life when you have multiple children. I think my kids are lucky that I am not all adult, I am half adult and half child still, because it is this very reason I am able to keep a straight head, smile and cook a meal all while […]

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How Will You Discuss Drugs & Alcohol with Your Kids?

This is a very interesting video topic that was shared on Her Channel and I just have to discuss this because I have a very strong opinion on how I will keep my kids in the loop about alcohol yet not so 100% sure on how to deal with the drug talk. From my experience I dealt well with my father who spoke to me about drugs and alcohol from a young age. You see, I thank my Dad for this open nature, why? Because even though I did get into some fun high school night life times, I always […]

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