Spending Time Being Relaxed with Children

I am all about spending time with my kids. I think it’s important for every parent to get down to your child’s level and just be one in the same with them. I am not talking about playing necessarily, even just sitting back on the couch with the kids letting them ramble nonsense and you ramble nonsense back if there is a pause in between your child’s ramblings. This is a great way to teach your child how to communicate too. In case you haven’t already realized, I am that tricky parent, I am all about everything I do with […]

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Stop Explaining Yourself. Just Stop.

The real story of your life doesn’t need to be explained. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to explain nor get anyone else to understand the decisions you make in life. Sure people may shake their heads. Sure some may feel that you keep making the same mistakes. Who cares? I am sure every one of us makes similar mistakes over and over again in our lives, we are human. It’s difficult for me, as a writer and avid talker, to not get caught up in explaining myself or my decisions. I have been raised in a way […]

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GradSave’s Fallen Heroes Program – Helping Children of Fallen Hereos

GradSave wanted me to take a moment to share some information with you all about their Fallen Heroes program which is a program started in partnership with the Children of Fallen Soldiers Organization. GradSave wants to remind you all this 4th of July holiday season that it is important to them to help children who have lost a parent in the Armed Forces get a discount on college costs. Here is how you can help: Share this post on social media outlets, such as Twitter and Facebook. Write an article of your own about this wonderful program to help children […]

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What I have Learned by Watching My Children

There are so many things that my children have taught me and they are only 10, 6 and 4 years of age. I know that my Dad has told me many a times that I have taught him more than he could or has ever taught me. I presume that is the way it is with many parents, as our children grow, we grow & learn from them as well.  Today I thought I would share a few things I have learned from my own children… Children Have no Filter & It’s not All that Bad – There are times […]

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Six Year old has Case of Sillies

My six year old son is usually the serious one of my three kids, he is the middle child and often is found simply being a bit more rigid and right to the point. This is the child that you better say yes and mean it or else you will pay for it. Aj remembers every single thing you say and will hold you accountable for taking bad your word. Mean what you say and do what you say with this child or else…. With that being said, there have been some funny moments with him lately where he just […]

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Teaching Kids to Use Words but not be Tattle Tale

I am finding that it’s really difficult to teach my children to tell me before hitting their sibling or lashing out at them loudly. I am teaching them to use their words instead of just screaming at each other or worse, hit each other. So far the theory of using your words seems to be working pretty well, the only huge issue is that they are so used to having Aj be violent that the poor kid never gets a chance. Aj is doing so great at speaking up for himself and telling his family whether he likes what is […]

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How To Diffuse a Temper Tantrum

Just about every parent has had a moment in parenthood when their child as done lost their mind; a legs flailing, arms flying, mouth screaming temper tantrum. Most say the year of the two’s are the worst, makes sense because this is a time when your child realizes that they have their own mind and can test the boundaries of their parents. In my experience the age of 4 and 6 were the worst, with my youngest it’s this age of four and with my oldest it was once she hit 6 that I found myself dealing with various parental […]

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There are So many Forms of Abuse, Let’s All be Kind

Every form of abuse, to adults and children, hurts. It can be physical and emotional, the sad thing is that emotional abuse is the kind that goes overlooked until that teen on the news is caught shooting someone or their own self.  Again, I will remind you all that guns do not kill people, people kill people. I watch the news as these teens with deep issues go unnoticed and it makes me sad. I wish there were more rule books on how to realize your child is having an emotional melt down. You see not all people speak up […]

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My Mind Always Goes Back to Helping Children

No matter what I do in life as a woman and a parent, I am drawn to helping children. I know there are agencies and nonprofit organizations to assist children but there has to be more that I can do. I think that working to uplift a child is so much easier than dealing with therapy as an adult. Maybe it’s because I had to fight so many demons to become who I am today that I hope to find a way to help deter such demons from coming to children. Whatever the reason, I have a strong pull to […]

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