Leashes for Kids – My Personal Thoughts

I recently took part in adding my two cents onto a forum at Moms.com about my opinion on leashes for kids. Someone wanted to know if they were useless. I couldn’t really say I felt they are useless and just like with most parental decisions, I have to only base my personal opinion on items, such as kid leashes, based on my own strong parental beliefs and experiences. I decided that I wanted to open my mind about this topic and find someone who could give me valid life lesson or some opinion on kid leashes that would allow me […]

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Constant Chatter

Your child chatters constantly.  S/he tells you his/her every thought and feeling.  S/he tells you stories.  S/he tells you about the thoughts, feelings, and stories of his/her little classmates.  And s/he asks endless questions.  Is it normal for a child to talk this much?  Should you do something about it?  Read on for more information. First, you should know that some children can grow out of the need to chatter constantly.  Parents are tasked with helping their children mature and understand the rules regarding socially accepted behavior (hereinafter referred to as boundaries).  When your child exhibits a behavior that runs […]

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Growing Kids

Guest post from: Constance Rodgers I love my kids more than anything, but I know that I can’t always be there to protect them. They are all getting older now, and I have no choice but to let them stay at home alone when I am at work and they get home from school. They are now 14, 16, and 17 and are all really good kids. I know that for the most part I can trust them. The youngest is a big tattletale and the two older kids know they won’t be able to get away with much. The […]

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{AJ Update} Emotional Struggles as a Parent

When my son Aj was born I knew there was something different about him, he was that baby that barely anyone would babysit twice, he was an angry baby from day one. I still breastfed him for eight weeks but being born at 9lbs 5oz this boy wanted to eat more than I could handle nursing him for, while taking care of my then four year old kindergartner daughter. It was all too much and so Aj was switched to formula around 8 weeks of age. I will be honest, I had this gut feeling that something was up with […]

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Business Summer Hours

Every business has them, Summer hours, usually that means stores will be open later and have more hours of operation but for me, a virtual business owner it means I will slowly start to change hours of availability to later evening hours. The hours will be the same as far as total working hours, but due to Summer vacation coming with my kids I will not be doing work during sunlight hours. The reason I chose to work from home on a full time basis was to be able to do more activities with my children and not to mention […]

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Top 10: Separating Work and Personal Life

When you work outside of the home, it can be tough to separate work and life, however, I feel it’s much easier than when working from home. If you have a situation happen in your personal life, you leave it when heading to go to your place of employment.  Working from home means that you don’t get to “leave that personal situation”, I mean maybe you go to your office or private corner, but you are still technically “at home” which can make separating personal life situations from working situations extremely difficult. Top 10 ways I separate my personal life […]

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Babysitter Search Can Be Tough

I remember the days when I had to find daycare for my oldest, I had the hardest time trusting anyone with her. She was my first born, my baby and no one could raise her as good as me (of course). I assume most of you think the same way with your little one(s)! With school back in session and many having to work instead of staying home with the children many will be faced with the same decision I was faced with all too long ago … searching for the perfect babysitter or daycare situation! I am excited to […]

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Child Care Exchange for Working Parents

I often tell people I have a “Mommy’s Helper” and really it’s simply my sister or someone else helping me while I work my regular business hours at home. It is not always easy for me to have family or friends help watch my children while I work and it’s not always easy to afford to pay for this help. I am lucky to have a younger sister who is going to school and needs extra cash to help me for a lower than normal rate, and it’s a plus because my children get to spend some time with their […]

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