advice

It takes a village to raise a family; advice and tips to make the most of yours.

  • Claire Raymond
    Published about 20 hours ago
    How to Cope with Your Dysfunctional Family

    How to Cope with Your Dysfunctional Family

    Scroll through your Facebook feed and within one minute I can guarantee that you’ll see a post about how great family is. And don’t get me wrong, families can be great, in fact I hear some of them can be really nice people. But not always. In fact, members of your family can sometimes be the worst people you’ll ever meet.
  • Jessica Smith
    Published 7 days ago
    Childhood Depression: 5 Things to Do When Your Child Is Depressed

    Childhood Depression: 5 Things to Do When Your Child Is Depressed

    Children, especially teenagers, go through a vast gamut of changes while growing up. Some go through occasional mood swings or the emotional outbursts that are likely to be experienced amongst most adolescents. But few changes are not the part of this development process, yet remain deceptively cloaked under the false front of growing up issues. With this, we refer to the prolonged sadness/ irritability/ aches and pains/ lack of energy etc. It starts interfering and affecting the child's social as well as inter-personal activities, causing Depression. It is, therefore, pivotal to dig up this thin line between the two so that one can take action and attend to it ASAP.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 11 days ago
    6 Tips for Less Stress Parenting

    6 Tips for Less Stress Parenting

    Are the kids driving you bonkers? Do you feel stressed out all the time and in need of some help? Whether you are a new parent, or you have a toddler, school age, or teenager, parenting can be hard, especially if the other parent isn’t able to be involved. Let’s take a closer look at what stress can do to you and tips to help relieve some of it too.
  • Pattie Warner-lee
    Published 11 days ago
    Love, Hugs, and Last Chances

    Love, Hugs, and Last Chances

    When I lost my 14-year-old son to a tragic accident, I was plunged into a world of utter darkness. The light had gone out in my world. Everything moved in slow motion, and I would only hear the sounding of my heart trying to stop beating. The pain was so unbearable, I thought for sure I would not live until morning.
  • Kevin
    Published 13 days ago
    Keys to a Happy and Productive Family

    Keys to a Happy and Productive Family

    Keeping track of your own schedule can be difficult. Managing the lives of more than just you, especially if those people are children, is a daunting task. Parents can use all the help they can to run an efficient household. From delivery services provided by companies like Instacart Headquarters to scheduling apps on your phone, here are five tips to keep your home productive.
  • Silvia Watson
    Published 15 days ago
    Guide to Choosing a Mattress for Children's Health

    Guide to Choosing a Mattress for Children's Health

    It's not a secret anymore that you need a quality mattress to power through your day without any tiredness or heaviness in the body and mind. When you feel your body is giving up due to ache and discomfort, the first thing that you need to check is the condition of your mattress. A damaged or old bed can fail to relax your body. The same thing can happen with your kid if his or her mattress is not proper. A kid can be healthy and active only when he or she gets sound sleep. And as you are aware, the choice of a surface on which your kid sleeps can play a substantial role in this.
  • Amy Neuman Proffitt
    Published 17 days ago
    Let’s Talk Nudes (Part 2)

    Let’s Talk Nudes (Part 2)

    I am the mother of three teenage girls... 19, 16, and 14. What I'm going to share with you is not a new epidemic, but has been going on for years. What I'm seeing is an infiltration of this issue at a younger age, and it's becoming more wide-spread and commonplace. So, here we go... let's talk nudes.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published 18 days ago
    Why You Should Work from Home When You Have a Family

    Why You Should Work from Home When You Have a Family

    If you have a family, you probably keep them in mind with everything that you do. For example, when choosing a career, you might want to look for one that is going to be best for you and everyone else in your household. If this is the case, then you may want to look into working from home if you can. Although it's not an option for everyone, working from home can be a good thing for those who have families for these reasons.
  • Scout Cloud
    Published 21 days ago
    Everything Has a Place

    Everything Has a Place

    My Daddy was a man of very few words and lots of laughter. He giggled at almost everything, especially life’s drama. When we would “have a fit and fall in it,” Papa would just giggle. His IQ was high and his words were few. Perhaps there is wisdom in this. He basically felt that other’s business was none of his. Thus, when Papa coached me about something other than sports, I listened. One of his strongest lessons had to do with orderliness.
  • Jenn Luokkala
    Published 21 days ago
    Be a Butterfly

    Be a Butterfly

    I overheard my 14 year old son and our 16 year old neighbor talking in our kitchen over the weekend. My son, Chase was leaning casually against the counter, regarding Shawn half- heartedly, who had been discussing the appropriate dress of a high school boy. Chase had started high school last week, and the initial anxiety of the unknown had already mostly dissipated. Shawn was imparting what he felt was solid advice to help my son fit in at school.
  • Brandi Brown
    Published 21 days ago
    Keep Busy During Hurricanes

    Keep Busy During Hurricanes

    For Americans who live in the Southeast, hurricanes are a part of life. While hurricane seasons have become stronger in the past decade, they have always been part of life in this part of the country for a long time. While most of the focus is on how to prepare for the hurricane to ensure proper hygiene, water, and food, it’s important to be able to keep yourself—and your kids!—occupied while you’re waiting out the storm. Check out these ideas:
  • Arlee Maxwell
    Published 25 days ago
    Mother to Mother

    Mother to Mother

    “I have to be a great parent to be good enough.”