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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Picture a Day – My Sons in a Collage

My sons spend a lot more time with me due to their Dad’s work schedule. You see, my daughter’s Dad doesn’t really work per say or whatever he does, I have no clue but it leaves him having more time with Ki which means I barely see her some times, she hates that. A girl needs her Mom at this stage in her world, but explaining that to a first time parent? Have fun … so here are pics of my boys during their times with their Mama and together… they have an amazing bond that I admire and enjoy […]

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StrongMoms® Empower <-- Isn't that The Truth! #StrongMomsEmpower

Being a parent is difficult but when you make certain decisions it can get more difficult, you see your elders and peers may feel they know best and wish to push that advice onto you as Gold rather than their opinion that can be politely declined. I have had my own Mom moments where I just felt as if I wasn’t good enough, my choices being made were not the right ones, heck I have questioned myself from time to time without listening to others who feel they know best. When trying to think of an example, all I can […]

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The Joys of Sharing my Daughter

My daughter is much like I was as a young child, easy to be around and most anyone will take her. The boys, they only get taken by their Dad because after all him and I raised ’em so we know how to deal with them. They are a joy too, but my family is just used to girls and the family that may know how to take the boys are either too far away or simply not up for an overnight with high energy boys. The daughter though, is only super high energy when around her brothers. Alone, she […]

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The Choice to Smile Through the Rain

When you see me on the streets, in a store or at the school you will normally see me smiling, I look happy the kids look happy and it appears as if I have not a worry in the world. That is because I have made a conscious decision to smile through the rain. I also made a conscious decision to focus on what makes me happy and try not to let what I can’t control run me down. The problem with that theory on life is that at times everything comes down at once and the smiles, happy go […]

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This is How We Rock Father’s Day

We pack the kids up to head to Vermont where our family farm is to spend the day with Dad aka Grampa. Hop in the pool immediately upon arrival… Find a brother-in-law shark swimming around in the pool and rather than be scared laugh your butt off because you think it’s hilarious. Then you get out of the pool, dry off and get some great conversations in with your family. While you watch your father cook dinner with music in the background and wonderful entertainment for that is what your Dad is good for always! Then you all sit down […]

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Mommy Calls with Dr. Tanya

Have you ever been sitting around at home wondering if something is okay or should you be concerned about certain things with your children? What if you are  wondering if your young child can eat the same foods as their sibling yet? Mommy Calls has the answers that you may seek! Dr. Tanya, a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson has a service on her website that is called Mommy Calls. Anyone can submit their question via the link found at the upper right hand side of Dr. Tanya’s website where it says Ask Dr. Tanya.  If you are […]

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You’re Grounded Forever … But First Let’s Go Shopping Book Review

I am currently working on finishing up YOU’RE GROUNDED FOREVER…BUT FIRST, LET’S GO SHOPPING written by Susan Shapiro Barash, which discusses the challenges mothers face with their daughters as well as working on ten timely solutions. About You’re Grounded Forever … But First Let’s Go Shopping A book that provides numerous timely solutions to improve the cherished bond between mothers and daughters. In her book she pinpoints common issues mothers and daughters share in their every day relationships, from stopping shopping splurges to food frenzies and everything in between. An invaluable resource during your daughters teen years! The Jaw Dropping […]

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Never Said I Was Perfect

Image via Wikipedia Today I am going to talk about a person fictionally named Freddy, based loosely on a real life person … not named Freddy of course … Freddy is your typical negative person who has to have others around him to please him, he must always have the best of everything and continuously spends more than he has. Due to him spending more than he has he must pick up a new relationship partner every so often because he continuously drains the one before them. Then when Freddy finally gets a good partner they use and abuse them […]

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Weekly Confessions: Discipline Is Not Me

I figured a great way to allow you all to get to know me better is to have a weekly confessions post, not sure if it will be on the same day but I plan to do it weekly! This week I want to discuss the fact that I totally suck at discipline. Now mind you I watch Supernanny, I read what other parents are doing and I try to read books but overall when it comes to my two boys I totally am at a loss on what is the best method of discipline and most days I am […]

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