Parenting: The Approach is Irrelevant, The Ultimate Goal is Important

I think about parenting all day and all night, this has become a huge part of my life since I earned the title Mom. I honestly can say parenthood is the most important part of my life, a close second importance is my work. There are many ways to raise your child, every book and every other parent will lend you advice on what worked for them. The key is that those methods worked for them. The advice you receive, the suggestions others lend, are not made of gold and are not something you have to follow. Kindly accept advice […]

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School Lunch Boxes and Kids Chores

I wish I was the mom who let my kids have school lunches. I have seen the school lunches and I am glad they are there as an option for some kids but my kids will not be eating them. Maybe on a rare occasion I do let them have it, but not usually. I can’t let Aj have school lunch for he gets really stuck in a routine so if he has it one week he will want it that same day next week, and so on and so forth. This means every night of the week I am […]

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Happy Happy Birthday to my Lovely Daughter

Today my daughter turns 11!! 11 years ago around 4pm Eastern time my daughter came into this world and gave me the title of Mom. Through out the years I have watched her go from the little girl who was all full of curiosity about her world, learning to talk and walk … I watched as my daughter started to have a mind and opinion of her own about the world. I watched and listened as she grew into such a beautiful young girl. I watched as she grew and I continue to watch and learn about who she is […]

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Friendship – Always There Even when Apart

Friendship – Being a friend does not mean smothering each other with each waking moment of existence. Honestly if you are a parent who is able to smother yourself with anything but taking care of your kids during the day, I applaud you because you are a much more multi-tasking person than I.  There will be times when you have gone and angered your friend to the point where they have to separate themselves from you. There will be times when you and your friend don’t even talk for months because one or both is so busy with their own […]

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Be Prepared for #baby Weekend – Various Products for #baby #mom

Be prepared for the next few days to be full of various products for baby, new mom or both. All of the products that will be featured have been sent for my niece and/or sister and/or brother in law to enjoy and I am featuring them because I have a lot of new baby moms on my blog boards who I am sure would love to learn more about various eco-friendly products, fun products and what not. So readers, please be patient if you are not a mom or dad of a baby – because Friday, Saturday and Sunday will […]

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Sickies have Fallen Upon the Household

My six year old has been sick for a few days now, he seems fine at end of day but during day he has horrible sickies. A tummy ache and when he got to school yesterday he threw up so he is home and it’s been a change for sure. Yesterday was my one day a week I can work all day but Mom duties called me so while the boy stayed with his Dad for the morning hours I worked my butt off, have to pay them bills. Then afternoon hours he napped so I worked in office around […]

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How To Diffuse an Angry Child {Interview}

If you have read my blog since the beginning, you have read some stories of the angry child. My middle son recently diagnosed bipolar had some major issues with anger outbursts. Mostly at home, because outside of the home he had such major anxiety that it kept his anger at bay, for the most part. So being a loving, patient and positive Mom has meant I was okay with dealing with an angry child but let me tell you what, my patience were tried over and over again so when I was recently approached to share my tips and answer […]

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Lunchbox Love for Kids Say Please! #backtoschool

As a Mom who discusses positive notes to children in her book written with her tween daughter, I can certainly share this product as a great back to school idea for spreading love without saying a word. Say Please has a great product that I can totally stand behind; these little business card sized notes also have a cute trivia on the back. My daughter is getting to the age where this isn’t cool for me to send her little notes in her lunchbox for school, however, I don’t listen very well and occasionally drop one of these cute Lunchbox […]

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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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10 Things Every Child Should Hear {and mine do}

Raising children is not an easy task. One would think the older they get, the easier it gets but as a mother of two young boys and one girl heading into the tween years I say some areas of parenting become more difficult with age. Here are 10 things I will want or do want all children to know, including my own: Failure is having the courage to try something new & realizing that not everyone has the courage to try something new. You are courageous in your efforts. A smile can brighten even the most grumpy of people in […]

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